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Stealthy Hackers Target Military, Weapons Contractors

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Analysts at Securonix were unable to attribute the campaign to any known threat actors.

Credit: BleepingComputer

Security researchers have discovered a new campaign targeting multiple military contractors involved in weapon manufacturing, including an F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft components supplier.

The highly targeted attacks begin with a phishing email sent to employees, leading to a multi-stage infection involving many persistence and detection avoidance systems.

The campaign stands out for its secure C2 infrastructure and multiple layers of obfuscation in the PowerShell stagers.

From BleepingComputer
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