Russian Hackers Reveal List of American Targets for Attack

A pro-Russian computer hacking cell announced it will be launching a series of cyber attacks on a number of United States government websites in an apparent response to escalating tensions between the country and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Read More …

Russian retail chain ‘DNS’ confirms hack after data leaked online

Russian retail chain ‘DNS’ (Digital Network System) disclosed yesterday that they suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of customers and employees. DNS is Russia’s second-largest computer and home appliance store chain, with 2,000 branches and 35,000 employees. Read More …

Meta dismantles massive Russian network spoofing Western news sites

Meta says it took down an extensive network of Facebook and Instagram accounts pushing disinformation published on more than 60 websites that spoofed multiple legitimate news sites across Europe. This influence network mainly targeted Germany, France, Italy, Ukraine, and the Read More …

Ukrainian hackers attacked the Mir payment system

Hackers staged a powerful and large-scale DDoS attack on the national payment system “Mir” against the backdrop of news about the possible refusal of a number of countries to work with it. How informs “Kommersant”, the goal is to overload 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 …

Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations

The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare after major social media companies identified and took offline fake accounts suspected of being run by the U.S. military in violation of the platforms’ rules. Colin Read More …

Webworm: Espionage Attackers Testing and Using Older Modified RATs

Symantec, by Broadcom Software, has gained insight into the current activities of a group we call Webworm. The group has developed customized versions of three older remote access Trojans (RATs), including Trochilus, Gh0st RAT, and 9002 RAT. At least one Read More …

Gamaredon APT targets Ukrainian government agencies in new campaign

Cisco Talos discovered Gamaredon APT activity targeting users in Ukraine with malicious LNK files distributed in RAR archives. The campaign, part of an ongoing espionage operation observed as recently as August 2022, aims to deliver information-stealing malware to Ukrainian victim Read More …

Russia’s Sovereign Internet Creates Security Risks With Implications for Cyber (Re)Insurance While War in Ukraine Develops

A sovereign Russian internet could lead to cyber criminal safe havens, greater confidence that large-scale attacks can be carried out without consequences, and intelligence blindspots, according to a new report published today by cyber risk analytics expert CyberCube. The research Read More …

Estonia hit by ‘most extensive’ cyberattack since 2007 amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine war

Estonia was subject to “the most extensive cyberattack” since 2007, the Baltic state’s government said on Thursday, a day after it started removing Soviet-era war monuments from public areas in the wake of Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine. The Russia-based Read More …