Red October Virus Explained

Rocra, which is short for Red October, was detected by Kaspersky. Kaspersky started to look into the malware last year in October. They found that a group of hackers were using exploits in order to steal information worldwide from high level departments. They also believe that the attacks have been occurring for over five years. How does it work? The malware operates by using exploits in Microsoft Word and Excel. The primary technique they hackers used is a form of phishing called Continue Reading

The Real Hunt for Red October – Cyber Espionage

We’ve all read and seen the movie The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. Who would have thought that Red October does exist! A report from Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team revealed that Red October has been active since 2007 attacking various diplomatic and government agencies around the world. This particular virus has taken advantage of the vulnerabilities of MS Excel and Word. The virus was sent through email attachments in MS Word and Excel. It also indicates that it most Continue Reading