Shipping Industry Under Fire

This reminds us of Churchill’s great speech…”You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might.” These words couldn’t be more appropriate for the cyberwar we’re in the middle of. In the process of coordinating a takedown of a Nigerian threat group Gold Skyline, another hacking group known as Gold Galleon was discovered. These guys are specifically targeting the shipping industry in various countries.

What’s the deal? Apparently, after gathering information from their target’s websites, they launch a spear-phishing attack, starting with a low volume spam attack. Once they gain access, they download malware that alters financial transactions including transit fees, shipment funds etc. But we’re onto them and in the words of the British Bulldog, We Will Never Surrender!