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“Madi” Cyber-Espionage Campaign in Middle East uncovered

A cyber-espionage campaign dubbed as “Madi” targeting victims in Iran, Israel, and Afghanistan has been uncovered in a joint-investigation of Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions with Seculert, an advanced threat detection company.

Madi’s purpose is to infiltrate computer networks in Middle Eastern engineering firms, government agencies, financial houses, and academic institutions. This is done by injecting a malicious Trojan spyware that steals a number of sensitive files from Windows computers, monitors sensitive communications such as email and instant messages, record audio, log keystrokes, and take screenshots of victims’ activities.

Photos below show some of the attractive images, confusing and religious themes embodied in PowerPoint Slide Shows containing the embedded Madi Trojan downloaders:

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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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