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Security Firm Redefines APT: African Phishing Threat

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May
2015
Security Firm Redefines APT: African Phishing Threat

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A firm made headlines earlier this month when it boasted it had thwarted plans by organized Russian cyber criminals to launch an against multiple US-based banks. But a closer look at the details behind that report suggests the actors in question were relatively unsophisticated Nigerian phishers who’d simply registered a bunch of new fake bank Web sites.

The report was released by Colorado Springs, Colo.-based security vendor root9B, which touts a number of former National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Defense cybersecurity experts among its ranks.

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