"Operation Sharpshooter" Malware Targets Defense, Energy & Financial Sectors

Malware named "Operation Sharpshooter" AKA "Rising Sun".



At least 87 organizations worldwide were infected with the same malware as part of a newly discovered campaign targeting nuclear, defense, energy, and financial sectors, McAfee reports. 

... The campaign masquerades as legitimate industry job recruitment activity, but instead is focused on gathering information for potential exploitation. In October and November 2018, McAfee said the Rising Sun malware appeared in 87 organizations across the globe, predominantly in the United States.

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