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Espionage Hackers Target ‘Watering Hole’ Sites

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September 25, 2012
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“Security experts are accustomed to direct attacks, but some of today’s more insidious incursions succeed in a roundabout way — by planting malware at sites deemed most likely to be visited by the targets of interest. New research suggests these so-called ‘watering hole’ tactics recently have been used as stepping stones to conduct espionage attacks against a host of targets across a variety of industries, including the defense, government, academia, financial services, healthcare and utilities sectors.”

Source: Espionage Hackers Target ‘Watering Hole’ Sites — Krebs on Security