The backdoor malware MIRAS got an upgrade from just running in 32-bit Windows operating system versions to 64-bit ones, expanding its victim range to more users of the OS. MIRAS is the same malware family linked to attacks against a Europe-based IT company.
In an ideal world, executives and employees trust that their IT administrators will go out of their way to protect the organization's information. However, even IT admins are prone to misconceptions that leave the organizations vulnerable to attacks.
The latter half of 2013 lay witness to two new targeted attack campaigns: BLYPT, which hosts its servers in Romania and Turkey, and Esile, which targets government agencies in APAC to execute remote commands.