Hackers turn China security report into Trojans

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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I searched on ATS which came up empty so posting this piece. This is a couple of days old news but beware of downloading documents that you think might be safe even when published by a cyber security firm such as Mandiant.

Hackers have embedded viruses into a security report which linked the Chinese army to cyberattacks on U.S. companies, infecting computers that download digital versions of the 60-page report.

An e-mail attached with the malware-infected version of the Mandiant report. (Source: Symantec)
When downloaded, the tainted versions would allow hackers to remotely control infected computers after users attempted to read the report which was released last week by U.S. IT security vendor, Mandiant.

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:08 AM
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I have to admit, I laughed at this. The irony is just too funny.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:13 AM
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Very funny. I think they should call it the Rohypnol Virus.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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Its sad to be honest that all that tax payer money spent on hiring them for certain government entities.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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I think its a relatively new company (2004) and totally lost focus on the purpose of its existence while working with the agencies.
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