Oil & Gas Firms Hit By Cyberattacks That Forgo Malware

New spin on the ‘Nigerian scam’ scams crude oil buyers out of money with bait-and-switch. An unusual type of targeted attack underway for two years uses legitimate Windows file functions and a few homemade scripts – but no malware – to infiltrate companies in the oil and gas maritime transportation industry.

Researchers at Panda Labs first discovered the attack campaign early last year, which had slipped by antivirus software and hit around 10 companies since it launched in August of 2013. The attackers are stealing….

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