Nation-State Attackers Actively Target COVID-19 Vaccine-Makers

Three nation-state cyberattack groups are actively attempting to hack companies involved in COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research, researchers said. Russia’s APT28 Fancy Bear, the Lazarus Group from North Korea and another North Korea-linked group dubbed Cerium are believed to be Read More …

EU sanctions Russian hackers over 2015 German parliament attack

The Council of the European Union today announced sanctions imposed on Russian military intelligence officers part of the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) for their involvement in a 2015 hack of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). EU’s Read More …

Russian hackers use fake NATO training docs to breach govt networks

A Russian hacker group known by names, APT28, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Sednit, and STRONTIUM, is behind a targeted attack campaign aimed at government bodies. The group delivered a hard-to-detect strand of Zebrocy Delphi malware under the pretense of providing NATO Read More …

APT28 Mounts Rapid, Large-Scale Theft of Office 365 Logins

The Russia-linked threat group known as APT28 has changed up its tactics to include Office 365 password-cracking and credential-harvesting. Microsoft researchers have tied APT28 (a.k.a. Strontium, Sofacy or Fancy Bear) to this newly uncovered pattern of O365 activity, which began Read More …

FBI and NSA expose new Linux malware Drovorub, used by Russian state hackers

The FBI and NSA have published today a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia’s military hackers. The two agencies say Read More …

Microsoft Says Russia’s Strontium Behind IoT Hacks

Russian hackers have been identified by security experts at Microsoft as being behind a series of attacks on IoT devices. Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center said in a blog posting that the Russian state-linked hackers were Strontium. The Strontium hackers are also known Read More …

LoJax rootkit used by Russian-linked Fancy Bear has been silently active since 2016

Researchers have discovered that LoJax, the malware that formed the foundation for devastating Fancy Bear attacks in 2018, has been silently active for years. Use of this infrastructure by the Russian-linked hacking group was exposed in September 2018, just a Read More …

Russia’s Elite Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

A major question hanging over the United States midterm election season: Where was Russia? But while GRU hackersdidn’t directly interfere, they appear to be as active as ever. New research from two threat intelligence firms indicates that two prominent Russia-linked groups have been developing some Read More …