Russian APT Turla targets 35 countries on the back of Iranian infrastructure

Dozens of countries have become embroiled in a state-backed spat between Russian and Iranian hacking groups, security agencies have warned.

On Monday, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), together with the US National Security Agency (NSA), published an advisory warning that military establishments, government departments, scientific organizations, and universities are among victims of an ongoing hacking campaign undertaken by Turla.

Turla, also known as Snake, Uroburos, Waterbug or Venomous Bear, is believed to originate from Russia.

As an advanced persistent threat (APT), members of Turla have state backing, granting them more resources than your average cyberattackers — and making them more dangerous as a result.

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Source: ZDNet