Qakbot-affiliated actors distribute Ransom Knight malware despite infrastructure takedown

In a late August 2023 operation involving the FBI and many international partners, law enforcement agencies seized the infrastructure and cryptocurrency assets used by the Qakbot malware, dealing considerable damage to the group’s operations. Many people in the security industry Read More …

Russian Sandworm hackers pose as Ukrainian telcos to drop malware

The Russian state-sponsored hacking group known as Sandworm has been observed masquerading as telecommunication providers to target Ukrainian entities with malware. Sandworm is a state-backed threat actor attributed by the US government as part of the Russian GRU foreign military Read More …

DoJ takes down Russian botnet that targeted WatchGuard and Asus routers

The US Justice Department in March carried out an operation that successfully removed malware known as “Cyclops Blink” from vulnerable internet-connected firewall devices, the department announced Wednesday. The operation disrupted the control the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) had Read More …