Jakarta, Techonology - , Hellsing, a small group of cyber espionage and technically mediocre that target most of the government and diplomatic organizations in Asia, were targeted spear-phishing attacks by actors other threats and in the end decided to counterattack.
Kaspersky Lab believes that this could mark the emergence of new trends in criminal activity, namely the virtual world wars Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).
The present invention is carried out by Kaspersky Lab experts on research on Naikon activity, cyber espionage group is also targeting organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Experts see that one of the targets of the group Naikon seen any attempt to infect their system with a spear-phishing email that carry dangerous attachments.
Kaspersky Lab has detected and blocked malware Hellsing in Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and the United States, with most of the victims were in Malaysia and the Philippines.
The attackers also very selective in the types of organizations that are targeted, try to infect most of the government and diplomatic agencies.
"Targeting groups Hellsing Naikon by this group, as a sort of revenge by hunting vampire style 'Empire Strikes Back', very interesting," said Costin Raiu, Director of Global Research and Analyst Team Kaspersky Lab through its official statement.
In the past, added Raiu, we have seen the APT group accidentally clashed with each other while stealing from the victim's address book and then send a mass email to all the people who are on the list.
"However, given the target and the origin of these attacks, it seems more likely that this is an example of APT attacks to other APT was intentional," said Raiu.