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Chinese hackers target military personnel by planting malware on VFW.org

14
Feb
2014

A new report by malware research firm FireEye has uncovered an attack against the website of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, believed to be carried out by a group based in China. Using a tactic known as a watering-hole attack, the group used a previously unpublished exploit in Microsofts Internet Explorer 10 to seed malware onto computers visiting VFW.org through an open iFrame window in the background. Based on the targeting preferences, we suspect the attacker was looking for intelligence located on US military personnels systems, said FireEyes Darien Kindlund.

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