“More Sykipot Malware Clues Point To China” – Shocked, I Am Shocked

InformationWeek and my old friend Herbbie inform me:

Recent version of the malware, which spread using an Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability, appeared to be seeking information relating to U.S. military drones.

The Sykipot malware used in recent, targeted attacks against defense contractors appears to have been designed, at least in part, to steal information relating to U.S. military drones and unmanned aerial vehicles.

To date, “there have been a lot of different campaigns with different command-and-control servers,” said researchers at Alienvault Labs in a blog post. “The modus operandi is simple, they send emails with a malicious attachment or link, sometimes using a zero-day exploit [on] key employees of different organizations.”

Read the whole article at http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/attacks/232300940.

While you’re at it, see this YouTube video that illustrates exactly how this is done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vai_TXOZ6Bs. It will make you think before you click.

And then ask yourself: Hmm, could this have anything to do with the recent CIA drone downing in Iran? Does it suggest secret collaboration between China and Iran? Does that suggest a very frightening coming polarization of the world?