Security Wire Weekly

Sep 7 2012   7:10PM GMT

Google Aurora attackers back with zero-day exploits, new targeted attack techniques



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Tags:
cyberespionage
cybersecurity
cyberwarfare
hacking

The Aurora attackers, which surfaced in 2009 targeting Google and dozens of other firms are improving their techniques and showing impressive skills, according to new research from Symantec. The group is a threat to U.S. defense contractors and their partners, including manufacturers and parts suppliers. Eric Chien, senior technical director for Symantec Security Response explains that the group behind the campaign are using a number of zero-day exploits and a new drive-by attack technique.

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