Hackers Target Multiple Middle East Banks

It’s likely this information will be used to architect and mount a wider and more damaging campaign.

By Tara Seals

Hackers have been found scoping out banks throughout the Middle East in an apparent reconnaissance mission ahead of a major offensive.

According to FireEye researchers, in the first week of May 2016, FireEye’s DTI identified a wave of emails containing malicious attachments being sent to multiple banks in the Middle East region. The ultimate payload is scripting used to collect important information from the infected system, including the currently logged on user, the hostname, network configuration data, user and group accounts, local and domain administrator accounts, running processes and other data.

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