Red October hackers also used Java exploit for spy campaign

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Hackers behind the long-running espionage campaign dubbed Red October were also using an old Java exploit to capture targets from government agencies and embassies.

Earlier this week Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab announced the discovery of a targeted malware campaign aimed at high-profile diplomatic, military and government targets across 39 nations. The victims were primarily in Eastern Europe, however individuals in Western Europe and North America were also targeted.

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