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BlackBerry’s Cylance finds Word-based Rosneft malware attack

Russia’s Rosneft oil and gas firm has been the subject of a pretty extended attack, which appears to be using the current political climate as a disguise for some good old fashioned criminal enterprising. That’s the findings of Cylance’s latest Threat Intelligence Bulletin, a company that was recently purchased by BlackBerry for $1.4bn, in an attempt to shore-up its enterprise offerings. The attacks illustrate just how simple an attack needs to be, in order to gain vast footholds. Cylance didn’t expand the impact of the attack, but it looks like a lot of confidential information will have been intercepted by the attackers, which is never a good thing. Dubbing the attack ‘Poking the Bear’ (PtB), Cylance illustrates just how easy…

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