[ISN] Trend Micro turns RAT catcher as Taiwan cops cuff hacker

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/25/trend_micro_catches_a_ghost_rat/ By Phil Muncaster The Register 25th June 2013 Security vendor Trend Micro has embiggened its industry collaboration credentials this week after helping Taiwanese police arrest one man in connection with a widespread targeted attack, and teaming up with Interpol on a new cyber crime prevention centre. The targeted attack in question used the notorious Ghost remote access Trojan (RAT) to steal data from thousands of individuals and SMBs, according to the vendor. Using classic email spear phishing techniques, the attacker tricked users into clicking on a malicious link in an email pretending to come from the Taiwan Bureau of National Health Insurance. This would take them to a separate site and automatically download a legitimate looking RAR file. […] _______________________________________________ ISN mailing list ISN@lists.infosecnews.org http://lists.infosecnews.org/mailman/listinfo/isn_lists.infosecnews.org