Contributor: Joseph Bingham
A few weeks ago, we observed a spear phishing campaign targeting groups in the aerospace and defense industry. We identified at least 12 different organizations targeted in this attack. These organizations include aviation, air traffic control, and government and defense contractors.
Figure 1. Spear phishing email targeting aerospace and defense industry
In choosing their targets, the attackers identified individuals in important roles, including directors and vice presidents. The content of all the emails were identical. The attackers used a report published in 2012 regarding the outlook of the aerospace and defense industries as the lure. The intention of the attackers was to make...