1 July, 2016
FIN4 Hacking Group targets Firms for Stock Market Profit
A group of malicious hackers are using well-crafted spearphishing emails to target the email accounts of executives with access to confidential information.
The group dubbed FIN4, has been operating since 2013 and is focused on gathering non-public information about merger and acquisition deals.
FIN4 does not infect victim systems with malware. Their approach is to try and acquire the usernames and passwords of their targets in order to view confidential email correspondence.
Researchers from FireEye have published this flyer on the workings of FIN4.