Belgian judicial authorities investigating large-scale malware attack




Belgium has been hit by a major attack with the Duke Mini-malware and include a range of public institutions is affected. The federal prosecutor in the country this year appears to be an investigation to bring the attack. Started in map

Malware A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor wants to Time only confirm that this year an investigation was launched, increasing the size of the malware attack by the government is unknown. The newspaper reports that Belgium know one of the more affected countries in the world. The Federal Computer Crime Unit of the country therefore examines the extent and source of the attack. Thursday unveiled Time even though the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an investigation into a hack that was discovered early last year. That attack is unrelated to the new revelations.

Kaspersky discovered early this year a Mini Duke attack, but the malware is known. since 2011 The security concluded in February 2013 that all public services were victims. The malware is spread abuse of a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and the Duke by attackers Mini targets lure to open. An e-mail attachment with an infected PDF file After infection, a small written in assembly malware file on the computer, that all of its communications with the outside world encrypted with a unique code for that machine. The malware is described as an advanced example, and turn itself off when it detects that it is being rotated. In a virtual environment

According to Time wore names that refer to human rights conferences and NATO memberships. Pdf files The message comes several days after statements by the Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, that NATO and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2011 were victims of a major espionage attack, which he according to Chinese companies referred HLN.

The news also comes after a week which revealed was that Belgacom was victim of government espionage. Documents from whistleblower Snowden shows that British intelligence was behind it.



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