Gamaredon APT Improves Toolset to Target Ukraine Government, Military

The Gamaredon advanced persistent threat (APT) group has been supercharging its operations lately, improving its toolset and ramping up attacks on Ukrainian national security targets.

Vitali Kremez, head of SentinelLabs, said in research released on Wednesday that he has been tracking an uptick in Gamaredon cyberattacks on Ukrainian military and security institutions that started in December. He said that these include digital attacks on physical infrastructure and field hardware, including artillery – along with more expected cyber-espionage activity. One of the latter campaigns was a series of reconnaissance actions against the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy, in the Ukraine; and, spyware implants were spotted in a range of Ukrainian governmental targets.

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Source: ThreatPost