‘Nitro’ Cyber-Spying Campaign Stole Data From Chemical, Defense Companies

Cyber-attackers targeted chemical and defense companies over a two month long campaign to steal sensitive information by infecting systems with the PoisonIvy Trojan. –
Symantec has identified a cyber-spying campaign to steal information from chemical and defense companies around the world.

Dubbed ‘Nitro’ by Symantec, the campaign began last April, according to a whitepaper released by Symantec Oct. 31. Cyber-attackers originally targeted human rights organiza…