Security News for Thursday, February 21 2013

According to this article and based on a report by security vendor McAfee, cyber criminals are starting to attack “critical sectors of the economy”. From the article:

In the security giant’s fourth quarter threats report, researchers highlighted some of the new schemes being used in this regard and other high-profile attacks, including advanced persistent threats (APTs) such as Operation High Roller and Project Blitzkrieg.

Both of these methods attack financial services infrastructures, with the former aimed at manufacturing and import/export firms in the United States and Latin America, while Blitzkrieg hits both consumers and their banks through illicit electronic fund transfers.

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