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By Dmitry TarakanovRecently, a new Remote Administration Tool has been discovered that started appearing here and there in targeted attacks. This tool is “PlugX”. Researchers have even tracked someone suspected of creating that malware – one of the members of the Chinese hacking group NCPH, which is allegedly in the service of PLA. Among others, this group has been accused of attacking high-profile US organizations.
A troubling and persistent virus infection at Creech Air Force base was kept secret from senior Air Force cyber security officials for weeks while IT staff in the affected unit at Creech struggled to eradicate the infection, according to a report by Wired.com.