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New Malware Campaign Targets US Petroleum Companies

October 2, 2019

An unknown threat actor is targeting companies in the US petroleum industry with a sophisticated data-stealing remote access Trojan (RAT) that previously had been used in attacks against retail and hospitality organizations.

Netskope says it observed a recent spike in alerts for the malware family — the Adwind RAT — among its customers operating within the petroleum industry.

The attacks appear to be originating from a domain belonging to Westnet, an Australian ISP.

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