“Kaspersky Lab has since uncovered that these attacks are happening on a massive scale: hitting more than 140 enterprise networks in a range of business sectors, with most victims located in the USA, France, Ecuador, Kenya, the UK and Russia,” the press release read.
It added that cyberattacks had been registered in 40 countries in total.
“This combined approach helps to avoid detection by whitelisting technologies, and leaves forensic investigators with almost no artefacts or malware samples to work with. The attackers stay around just long enough to gather information before their traces are wiped from the system on the first reboot,” the press release read.
The ultimate goal of unknown attackers, who remain active, is access to companies' financial processes, according to Kaspersky Lab experts.