The hacker collective known as DeathStalker has recently widened its footprint to include small to medium-sized business (SMB) targets in the financial sector throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

Deathstalker’s tactics, techniques and procedures aren’t different from when it first emerged as a hacker-for-hire, according to Kaspersky, which tracked Deathstalker’s activities for the past three years. 

Calling Deathstalker “a mercenary advanced persistent threat (APT),” a Kaspersky report said it aims espionage-focused campaigns packing three families of malware – Powersing, Evilnum, and Janicab – at unsuspecting SMB financial and law firms.

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