Machete cyber espionage campaign targeting Latin America
By: HNS Staff/ Posted on 20.08.2014
Kaspersky Lab discovered a new cyber-espionage campaign code-named Machete. This campaign has been targeting high profile victims, including government, military, law enforcement agencies and embassies for at least four years.
The primary field of operation is Latin America: most of the victims appear to be located in Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia; other affected countries include Russia, Peru, Cuba, and Spain.
The objective of the attackers is to hijack sensitive information from the compromised organizations – so far this threat actor has managed to successfully steal gigabytes of confidential data.