Longhorn hacking group linked to dozens of worldwide cyberattacks

Active since at least 2011, the discovery of Longhorn – a particularly successful hacking group distributing malware worldwide – was revealed by the recent Vault7 leaks. Symantec had been tracing it for a number of years, though it was WikiLeaks’ data haul – in which the latter alleged CIA involvement – that truly pulled back the curtain. Symantec’s investigation of the trail left in Longhorn’s wake reveals an extensive history, linking the group with cyberattacks against at least 40 targets in 16 different countries. Though Symantec steers clear of naming the ‘who’ behind the perpetrators,...

Published By: Silicon Republic - Wednesday, 12 April - Read more...


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