By Matt ViserNational Review.com—The fallout 4 attack is still being used, and some of the exploits are still being leveraged, to steal data from more than 1.2 million computers worldwide.
The attacks have been reported in the past week in at least 16 countries, according to the cybersecurity firm Symantec.
While the attacks appear to be ongoing, there’s been little in the way of response from the governments of the affected countries.
The attackers, who have dubbed themselves “Team Destiny,” claim to have stolen data from at least 3,600 computers in the United States alone.
In addition, some of those who have been affected have reported their computer systems to Symantech.
Symantec’s researchers have not yet been able to determine how much data has been stolen.
“It’s possible that some of these data were used to steal money or personal information,” Symantex said in a blog post on Tuesday.
“But we are unable to determine this.”
The data was likely stolen by the attackers, as the company said it has “not seen any indication that these devices were being used for malicious purposes.”
Symantech said it would be providing more information about the attacks, which have taken place in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.
While the attacks were not publicly disclosed until Wednesday, SymantEC said it was in the process of publicly releasing information about them.
The Symantects researchers did not say whether any of the data stolen in the attacks had been used to exploit other exploits or to compromise the systems of third-party vendors, like those using the Symantrypt service.
But the researchers did say they believe that the majority of the stolen data was used to install malicious software on other computers.
The breach was first reported on Thursday by Computerworld, citing two sources.
The first reported the breach on Monday.
“The Team Destiny group of cybercriminals is now using a range of methods to steal sensitive information from compromised computers, and are targeting governments, private sector and non-governmental organizations,” Symantiech said in the blog post.
“This is the latest in a series of attacks that the group is attempting to conduct across the globe.”
“These attacks were carried out against the data of more than one million victims and have affected millions of computers worldwide,” the company added.
“We cannot speculate as to the scope of the breach, the time and place of the attacks or the exact scope of any data stolen,” Symantoec said.
“We are providing more details on this incident in the coming days.”