Cyber espionage campaign targets energy companies

Signs suggest campaign carried out by group that attacked RSA

By , Computerworld |  Security, cybersecurity

Over the past few months, researchers at SecureWorks discovered several customized variants of Mirage designed to evade detection by anti-virus and anti-malware programs

"One of the variants was seen in a subset of samples that had been modified specifically for the environment targeted by the threat actors," SecureWorks analyst Silas Cutler wrote in the alert. "These samples had been configured with default credentials for the targeted environment's web proxy servers," he noted.

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