Red October espionage platform begins shutting down after exposure on Monday

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The Operation Red October espionage campaign was exposed on Monday (1/14/13) by Russian anti-virus software maker Kaspersky Lab. The Red October network was found to target hundreds of diplomatic, governmental, and scientific organizations in at least 39 countries, including the Russian Federation (the most frequent target), Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belgium, India, Afghanistan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and…

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5 Japanese Android mobile application developers arrested for embedding personal information-stealing malware in Android applications

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Japanese police arrested five Android mobile application developers for creating and embedding information stealing code in mobile applications that they distributed through the Android Market Place (Play Store). It is believed that more than 10 million “pieces of information” were stolen. The developers created a video-related application which included code to silently obtain and send…

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