SecureWorks Reports New Russian Hack Attack

ATLANTA — The same Russian hackers who stole millions of bank, retail, payment service and Social Security account numbers in February are responsible for a new attack, according to SecureWorks.

That February attack raised eyebrows because it exploited what had been considered secure SSL/TLS encryption. This attack involves sending out spam with PDF attachments that turns the victims' PDF reader into a malware installer using a Gozi Trojan, SecureWorks researchers have discovered.

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