Security researchers said Tuesday they have come across a new strain of espionage malware that has successfully infected 800 different organizations this year in the Middle East to steal information and spy on communications.
The cyberespionage group identified as Strider by Symantec researchers is as sophisticated a threat as any known APT in history -- including Duqu, Flame, The Equation Group and Regin -- according to an analysis by Kaspersky Lab.
In 1854, an English physician was one of the first to use an epidemiological method to ID disease risk. Ben Sapiro of the Dominion of General Insurance Co. wants his peers to do the same with security.
Symantec yesterday disclosed its discovery of a cyberespionage group called Strider, which appears to be targeting mostly Russian entities with spyware attacks that bear the hallmarks of a sophisticated nation-state operation.