Global Data Stealing Campaign Snares Industrial SMEs

Attackers use classic spear phishing emails with a malicious attachment to infect their victims.

By Phil Muncaster

Security experts are warning of a financially motivated targeted attack campaign spanning over a year and more than 130 organizations worldwide focused on the industrial, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Operation Ghoul was first spotted in March last year and has so far covered more than 30 countries, targeting Spain, Pakistan, the UAE, India and Egypt the most.

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