In their latest report, the experts at Kaspersky Lab analysed the development of IT threats in the first quarter of 2013. The first three months of the year turned out to be full of incident, especially when it came to cyberespionage and cyberweapons.
At the very beginning of the year, Kaspersky Lab published a major report with the results of a study into a five-year programme of global cyberespionage operations. The operation was dubbed Red October. These attacks targeted various government agencies, diplomatic organisations and companies around the world. In addition to workstations, Red October was also capable of stealing data from mobile devices, gathering data from network equipment, collecting files from USB drives, stealing email databases from local Outlook archives or from remote POP/IMAP servers and extracting files from local FTP servers on the Internet.