Data Breach Security From A To Z

Google Aurora

Operation Aurora was uncovered in 2009 when Google and dozens of other companies fell victim to an attack originating from China that targeted human rights groups and individuals of interest to the country. The cybercriminals used the Hydraq Trojan, delivered using an Internet Explorer vulnerability, to carry out the attacks. More than 30 tech firms were infiltrated using spearphishing email messages containing malicious PDF files. The attackers continue to be active today, and in a report issued by Symantec, the so-called Elderwood gang is believed to be behind a number of targeted attacks with the goal of intellectual property theft.

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