During the past five years, a high-level cyber-espionage campaign has successfully infiltrated computer networks at diplomatic, governmental and scientific research organizations, gathering data and intelligence from mobile devices, computer systems and network equipment.

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have spent several months analyzing this malware, which targets specific organizations mostly in Eastern Europe, former USSR members and countries in Central Asia, but also in Western Europe and North America.

It doesn’t seem to be a governmental attack, allthough the base code seems to be written by Chinese people and plugins by Russians. Someone out there has an awesome intelligence gathering capability!

The "Red October" Campaign – An Advanced Cyber Espionage Network Targeting Diplomatic and Government Agencies – Securelist.