NEWS FROM THE LAB - Sunday, August 26, 2007

Targeted trojan attacks against German government Posted by Mikko @ 11:07 GMT

Bundesministerium des InnernYesterday Der Spiegel magazine broke the story about targeted attacks against the German ministry of the interior.

As is typical in cases like this, the malware was sent to key employees via e-mail as booby-trapped DOC and PPT files, and the stolen data was sent out to unknown location via servers located in China.

We highlighted the risk of attacks like this in our video lecture last March. The video was recorded pretty much exactly at the time when these attacks were taking place.

We are aware of at least two other similar attacks against governments in Europe.