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Inception: one of the most complex cyberattacks in history

Inception: one of the most complex cyberattacks in history
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As espionage has moved closer toward the digital world, we've been seeing more heavily backed hacker teams - perhaps directly involved with government intelligence operations. You may remember the Red October malware from earlier this year which targeted leaders in finance, engineering and oil.

It also targeted Russian satellite countries, India and many Western European countries as well. The malware was reportedly operating worldwide for up to five years prior to discovery, transmitting information ranging from diplomatic secrets to personal information, including from mobile devices.

Well, an update for Red October just hit the scene. Security researchers are calling it Inception, and have claimed that these hackers are on an espionage campaign.

They gave this campaign a cool name: Cloud Atlas.

Next page: How researchers are finding these guys.
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