Workers prepare to hoist a piece of steel at Tower One site, Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. Construction firms were among those whose business data was stolen in targeted BEC attacks in six countries. (Photo by Joe Woolhead/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)

A targeted business email compromise (BEC) orchestrated by the Russian-speaking RedCurl group has successfully stolen information in 14 successful attacks on a variety of businesses – mostly construction companies, financial and consulting firms, retailers, insurance businesses, law firms and travel – in six countries.

The attackers nicked employee profiles, client information and construction plans. RedCurl attempts to remain on a victim’s network as long as possibly, usually for two to six months, said Rustam Mirkasymov, a threat intelligence expert at Group-IB, which released a report on the campaign.

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