A computer malware which installs itself from PDF files, named MiniDuke, has been identified by Kaspersky labs. The threat is targeted at up to 20 national governments including Ireland. It is a highly complex attack of a complexity not seen in over a decade.
The malware is seeking to retrieve politically sensitive information.
It's known that the malware then connects to two servers, one in Panama and one in Turkey, but the source of the attack remains unknown..
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Should we be concerned?