January 14, 2013

ESPIONAGE: Cybersleuths Uncover 5-Year-Old Spy Operation Targeting Governments. “The main purpose of the operation appears to be the gathering of classified information and geopolitical intelligence, although it seems that the information-gathering scope is quite wide. . . . They are compiling the modules right before putting them into the booby-trapped documents, which are also customized to the specific target with a lure that can be interesting to the victim. What we are talking about is a very targeted and very customized operation, and each victim is pretty much unique in what they receive. . . . Inside the modules they are using several Russian slang words. Such words are generally unknown to non-native Russian speakers.”