A secretive hacking group known as Wild Neutron has targeted a range of businesses worldwide including bitcoin companies, two top cybersecurity firms have reported.
While no specific firms were named, Kapersky released an infographic including bitcoin companies among a list of businesses targeted by the shadowy group.
The group, which the security firms suggest is not backed by any particular nation-state and appears to be focused on stealing corporate secrets, has also targeted jihadist forums, spyware developers and firms involved in finance, mergers and acquisitions and information technology.
Research director Costin Raiu said in a statement:
The group first emerged in 2013, and according to Symantec's research, has targeted firms based primarily in the US, Canada and Europe. Kapersky reported that, as of now, the origin of Wild Neutron "remains a mystery".
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