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New APT Targets Middle Eastern Victims



The new malware, dubbed “Milum,” can take control of industrial devices.

A Trojan that gains remote control of devices has been identified and is being tracked by researchers with the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). Dubbed “Milum,” the Trojan is being distributed in a campaign the researchers are calling “WildPressure.”

Analysis indicates that Milum was created in March 2019. The current campaign, which is ongoing, is targeting organizations in the Middle East. Researchers say Milum is especially troubling because it can gain control of industrial devices. In addition, Milum shares no code with other known malicious campaigns and is spread through a mechanism that has not yet been identified.

“So far, we haven’t seen any clues that would support the idea that the attackers behind WildPressure have intentions beyond gathering information from the targeted networks,” said Denis Legezo, Kaspersky senior security researcher, in a statement. “However, this campaign is still actively developing, and we’ve already discovered new malicious samples apart from the three originally discovered.”

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