Cyber Spying Expands in Iran After Operation is Blown: Researchers
By: Jim Finkle, Reuters
The scope of a cyber espionage campaign targeting Iran
and other parts of the Middle East has widened, even after security
experts blew the operation's cover last month, according to the research
firm that discovered the Mahdi Trojan.
Israeli security company
Seculert said that it has identified about 150 new Mahdi victims over
the past six weeks as the developers of the virus have changed the code
to evade detection from anti-virus programs. That has brought the total
number of infections found so far to nearly 1,000, the bulk of them in
"These guys continue to
work," Seculert Chief Technology Officer Aviv Raff said via telephone
from the company's headquarters in Israel.