Previously unknown XDSpy hacker group has been stealing sensitive government data since 2011

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It uses quite basic tools, but they are efficient enough to compromise the targets

Researchers from cyber security firm ESET have uncovered a hacking group that has been active since 2011 and is stealing sensitive documents from government and private entities in the Eastern Euro...

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