Cyber Threats 2013: From Snowden to the Hunt for Red October

The last 12 months have seen the rise of mobile malware, the pernicious CryptoLocker ransomware and the emergence of Stuxnet’s little sister.

We look at 10 stories which encapsulate the turbulent and dramatic year that 2013 was in cyber security:

1. The hunt for Red October

Revealed in January of this year, Red October was a piece of espionage malware gathering highly-classified and sensitive information from diplomats, government employees and scientific research organisations, mostly in eastern Europe.

Red October was compared to Flame in terms of complexity by Kaspersky Labs which first discovered the malware in October 2012. However Red October had at that stage been working undetected for more than five years.

via Cyber Threats 2013: From Snowden to the Hunt for Red October.

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