​‘Elite’ hacking operation ‘The Mask’ targeted govts, diplomats for 7 years

Image by kaspersky Researchers recently detected a highly sophisticated cyber spying operation, active since 2007, that targeted governments, diplomats, and embassies before it was razed last month. Kaspersky Labs in Russia identified the attack as “The Mask,” and guessed that the operation most likely comes from a Spanish-speaking nation state, based on its advanced characteristics and Spanish language snippets in its malware. It targeted oil and gas companies in addition to research

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