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India, Pakistan hit by spy malware; attackers use 'decoy documents'

The detailed report on the cyber spying comes at a time of heightened tensions in the region


Symantec Corp (SYMC.O), a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. In a threat intelligence report that was sent to clients in July, Symantec said the online espionage effort dated back to October 2016. The campaign appeared to be the work of several groups, but tactics and techniques used suggest that the groups were operating with “similar goals or under the same sponsor”, probably a nation state, according to the threat ...

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First Published: Tue, August 29 2017. 08:10 IST