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Asian Embassy Attacked by a sophisticated Malware

04/10/2019

In the fall of 2018, Kaspersky discovered what may be the most comprehensive malware known to date, which has been named TajMahal and has 80 different components.

TajMahal is capable of stealing cookies, intercepting documents from the printer queue, collecting victim data (including backups of your iOS device); logging or screen capturing VoIP calls; stealing optical disk images generated by the victim; indexing files, including those on external drives; and stealing specific files when detected again.

The complexity of the malware has allowed it to remain hidden for more than 5 years (some modules date back to 2013 while others are dated 2018) and, although only one victim, a Central Asian diplomatic entity, is known for the time being, many more are expected to appear.