Kaspersky uncovers five-year cyber espionage campaign, Red October


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Kaspersky has uncovered an advanced cyber espionage network that rivals the sophistication of last year's infamous Flame malware but is perhaps more devious, as each attack is handcrafted for its victim to help ensure its success. Referred to as Operation...

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Considering China is one of the only larger countries without any know infections, it's not surprising that the attacks could be from China.
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Anyone understand how Operation Red October becomes "Rocra"?

Unless it's from the Russian words...


If you were running this Op, and knew sooner or later, it would be detected and traces or attempts to trace back the data/info to its collection points, not necessarily the Mother-ship Owner/Creator, wouldn't you integrate additional layers of OpSec? Collect data from unimportant targets, low, mid and high value targets, countries in which there are actual targets, countries that are false targets, and so on across the range of variables, industry types, geo-pollitical, leanings, etc. Because China, Canada, Mexico, Norway, etc., don't have identified points of infiltration or successful infiltration, who can say they are or are not the Op runner?


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The funny thing, when discoveries of this magnitude are made, you can't help thinking about the possible involvement of the company that found it, perhaps just screaming for public attention to boost their antivirus sales :)

Much like all those conspiracy theories :)


Since the scheme describing the operation is (C) Kaspersky Lab since 1997, it is obvious that Kasperksy is behind this, since 1997.

And no, Roccra is no a Russian word. Not Chinese either.


Early man finds rock and throws at another, then comes retaliation; Man discovers war.
Man creates castle, another creates catapult; Man continues war.
Man creates computer network, another creates malware; Man continues war
Seems to be a theme going on here...
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More then likely it IS China. They have the drive and desire to become a world power once again. It stands to reason that China would be behind the attacks.


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During one of my 90 hour internships for my A.O.S. Degree in IT, I worked at a place called Jeffs Repair service in Webster, New York and one of issues that came up all the time was college students and nasty malware on thier machines, mostly laptops. Many times we would just run the scan of every AntiVirus out there just to see how many it found. AVG, Avast, Norton, McAfee etc etc we tried them all and time after time Kaspersky picked up and cleaned so much more then the others it was almost comical.
That was in 2006, since then its been the Anti-Virus I recommend to people I like and it looks like Kaspersky is still one of the very best Anti-Virus programs out there.


Proof that Canadadian Government & Military are too pathetic to target. Thanks Harper, you even managed to fk that up, somehow. Gawd your pathetic!