For the instant, they discovered malware generally associated with nation state attacks. Bank of America (BAC), Regions Bank (RF), Canada’s TD Trust, Commercial Bank International in the UAE, and possibly Germany’s Commerzbank and UNICEF and United Bank for Africa are targeted. “We’ve spent the past three days informing the proper authorities in Washington and the UAE,” Eric Hipkins, root9B chief executive officer, said in a statement. Some important financial organizations were also warned. The attack “is still in the preparatory stages,” and has been in the works “for nearly a year,” root9B said. As they describe on the own website, root9B has capabilities to perform vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, network defense operations, mobile cyber protection and more.