Lebanon Global Cyber Espionage Campaign Code Named Explosive

Global cyber espionage campaign exposed in Lebanon against targets in Israel, the US, Canada, Russia and the UK as well as against targets in Lebanon itself.

Israeli-based cyber firm “Checkpoint” researchers published a report which exposed the cyber espionage operation and uncovered an attack campaign called Volatile Cedar,and suggest the attacker’s motives are not financial but aim to extract sensitive information from the targets and has successfully penetrated a large number of targets across the globe.

Volatile Cedar global cyber espionage campaign used a custom-made malware implant code named “Explosive” ,a sophisticated custom-made malware which designed to draw various informations from organizations and individuals from defense contractors, telecommunications and media companies and educational institutions.