A group of hackers believed to have sent malware to an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously this year has been targeting South American journalists and dissidents, according to the Citizen Lab, an Internet watchdog, the Associated Press reported. The Argentine prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, made international headlines when he died mysteriously while attempting to bring charges against the country’s president.
The scope of the hackers’ targets indicate state sponsorship, as do the targets themselves.
The hackers have launched dummy websites and have attacked Ecuadorean journalists and opposition figures with spyware. One dummy website targeting Venezuela carried news [...]