Bank-fraud Software Takes Aim at Government Secrets
Reuters, By: Joseph Menn
The world of criminal
computer hacking has traditionally been far removed from the
cyber-spying efforts of governments, but security experts say
several recent cases suggest the lines are starting to blur.
Enterprising hackers are now using tools built for raiding
online bank accounts to target corporate and government secrets,
either on a for-hire basis or on speculation that government
documents could be valuable in underground markets, according to
Two weeks ago, security firm Kaspersky Lab announced that it
had discovered a spyware campaign targeting embassies and other
government offices around the world that was sophisticated
enough to remain undetected for five years.