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Secretive ‘Machete’ hacker group steals GBs worth of sensitive files from the Venezuelan military

A cyber espionage group called Machete has been stealing military documents via targeted malware attacks across Latin America, researchers with ESET have discovered. 75% of malware infections impact targets in Venezuela, but the attackers are also going after entities in Ecuador, Colombia, and Nicaragua.

According to Matias Porolli of ESET, “the attackers exfiltrate specialized file types used by geographic information systems (GIS) software,” and they mainly seem interested in stealing “files that describe navigation routes and positioning using military grids.”

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