APT Attacks Trace To India, Researcher Says

A posting from information week on APT Attacks : A multi-year advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that targeted the government of Pakistan, as well as global businesses operating in mining, automotive, engineering, military and finance sectors, among others, appears to have been run from India. Organizations targeted for industrial espionage were located in numerous countries, including the United States, Iran, China and Germany.

Those findings come from “Unveiling an Indian Cyberattack Infrastructure,” a new report from Norwegian security software vendor Norman that documents an APT campaign that began in 2010, if not earlier. According to the report, the APT campaign and related, malicious infrastructure has served “primarily as a platform for surveillance against targets of national security interest that are mostly based in Pakistan and possibly in the United States.”


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