Red October: a vast cyberespionnage network revealed stealing confidential data from private industry, government and research organizations

January 14, 2013

Since 2007, a cyberespionage network has been stealing confidential data from private industry and government and research organizations in Eastern Europe, former Soviet republics and Central Asian countries, has revealed a security firm.

The network, called Red October, has also stolen sensitive information from organizations in Western Europe and the U.S., but the focus was in the other regions, Kaspersky Lab said.

Most victims were diplomatic and government organizations, scientific research institutions, nuclear and energy groups, private trade groups and companies in the aerospace industries.

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