Hackers have been targeting energy industry workers with malicious emails containing malware that, when opened, leave the recipients vulnerable to snooping, software security giant Symantec reported Monday.
The campaign has primarily targeted Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
But it has also afflicted other nations as well, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Uganda.
Because most of the companies singled out are involved in the energy business, Symantec speculated that the hackers are motivated by industrial espionage.
“Whoever is behind these attacks may have a strategic interest in the affairs of the companies affected,” Symantec said in a blog post.
Having monitored this targeted email attack since the beginning of the year, Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec (SYMC) reports that it discovered the malicious software program at its center on Feb. The malware in question is a so-called trojan horse, a type of harmful software program that disguises itself as an innocent file. Loziak” by the researchers—masqueraded as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file.
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