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“Machete” Espionage Malware Targets Spanish-Speaking Countries

22
Aug
2014

A new cyber-espionage campaign has been discovered, aiming at intelligence services, military organizations, embassies and government institutions in Spanish-speaking countries.

Leveraging a piece of malware that looks like a Java-related application and which Kaspersky dubbed Machete, the actors behind the campaign rely on targeted attacks to infect the victims computer and turn it into a spying tool.

Apart from offering access to the files on the machine and exfiltrating them to a r…

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