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Researchers at security company Proofpoint and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said on Tuesday they had identified a cyber espionage campaign that delivers the ScanBox exploitation framework through a malicious fake Australian news site. The campaign, active from April to June of this year, targeted Australian government agencies …

  1. Potemkine! Silver badge

    Just to be sure

    Boycott everything coming from Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

    It is malicious, even without Chinese intervention.

    == Bring us Dabbsy back! ==

  2. Mike 137 Silver badge

    Yet again

    "a malicious ScanBox JavaScript payload"

    Never execute untrusted software from the web. How often do we have to say this before it sinks in - that automatically running scripts in web pages is potentially lethal?

  3. Lordrobot

    So the only ones scammed were Right Wing Aussie Trumpers who chewed the Murdoch Bait

    In that case Carry ON...

    1. Cuddles Silver badge

      Re: So the only ones scammed were Right Wing Aussie Trumpers who chewed the Murdoch Bait

      The only ones scammed were Right Wing Aussie Trumpers who chewed the Murdoch Bait... and worked as engineers with full access to the inner workings of major power production sites. Or who had access to confidential government documents. Disagree with someone's political views all you like, but there are people from every part of the political spectrum working in sensitive jobs that you probably don't want to be hacked by a hostile adversary.

      Dismissing the victim because it's their own fault and they're the only one who suffered is questionable ethically, but otherwise not necessarily a big problem. Doing so when their compromise can lead to serious consequences for many other people is just plain stupid.

  4. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

    In other news...

    Fox News masqueraded as a news organisation.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    At what point

    At what point do governments attacking other countries remotely/via internet become acts of war?

    Do they have to dump sewage into water ways and kill 500 or 500,000?

    Is knocking out a power plant over a wire different than bombing it? if so how many times is it "allowed"

    What is wrong with people that anyone would even do any of this crap (I know wrong question, lots of people are just evil)

  6. Someone Else Silver badge

    Phishing? More like chumming, I wot.

    ScanBox installed after victims lured to fake Murdoch news sites with phishing emails

    Well, they are targeting the dumbest of the dumb, then.

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