State-Sponsored Cyberattack Targeted More Than 70 Organizations Worldwide

A series of cyberattacks that targeted more than 70 organizations in 14 countries throughout the last five years was uncovered by Internet security firm McAfee, Vanity Fair reported Tuesday.

The attacks, discovered by McAfee Vice President of Threat Research Dmitri Alperovitch, and nicknamed “Operation Shady Rat,” are thought to be state-sponsored.

While the victims varied widely in size and location, Vanity Fair reports that the majority of them (49) were U.S.-based organizations and that defense contractors (13) were the most targeted….

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