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Rhadamanthys Malware Attacks Oil and Gas Sector with Phishing Campaigns

An updated version of an information-stealing called Rhadamanthys is being used in campaigns targeting the oil and gas sector.

Unique Tactics

“The emails use a unique vehicle incident lure and, in later stages of the infection chain, spoof the Federal Bureau of Transportation in a PDF that mentions a significant fine for the incident,” Cofense researcher Dylan Duncan said.

Risk to Oil & Gas Sector

The utilization of sophisticated tactics specifically tailored to the oil and gas sector poses a significant data security risk to companies within the industry. With the evolution of like Rhadamanthys, it is crucial for organizations to enhance their cybersecurity measures to prevent falling victim to such malicious attacks.

Protecting Against Attacks

Given the persistent and evolving nature of campaigns, employees in the oil and gas sector should undergo regular cybersecurity awareness training to recognize and report suspicious emails. Additionally, implementing robust email filtering and endpoint protection solutions can help mitigate the risks associated with sophisticated like Rhadamanthys.

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