Thursday, November 3, 2011

Symantec uncovers Nitro attacks targeting chemical industry


Symantec has revealed yet another large-scale targeted cyber attack, this time designed primarily to steal information from chemical and defense companies.
The attack, which seems to be related to China, is part of a growing overall trend in the chemicals market of stealing intellectual property.
The discovery comes during a year in which many similar attacks have been uncovered, including Night Dragon, Shady RAT and Lurid, all apparently designed to covertly steal intellectual property from a range of organizations. 

Attached is the original Reuters link which first published the news along with a more detailed analysis of the attack.