Russian state hackers use new TinyTurla malware as secondary backdoor

Russian state-sponsored hackers known as the Turla APT group have been using new malware over the past year that acted as a secondary persistence method on compromised systems in the U.S., Germany, and Afghanistan. Named TinyTurla due to its limited Read More …

Russia’s Yandex suffers biggest cyberattack yet

Russian Internet corporation Yandex revealed on Tuesday that the company’s servers experienced the biggest known denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in Russia’s online space last weekend. Cloudflare, an American web infrastructure firm and a partner of Yandex confirmed the record large scale Read More …

Here’s 30 servers Russian intelligence uses to fling malware at the West, beams RiskIQ

Details of 30 servers thought to be used by Russia’s SVR spy agency (aka APT29) as part of its ongoing campaigns to steal Western intellectual property were made public today by RiskIQ. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service “is actively serving malware Read More …

DOJ: SolarWinds hackers breached emails from 27 US Attorneys’ offices

The US Department of Justice says that the Microsoft Office 365 email accounts of employees at 27 US Attorneys’ offices were breached by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) during the SolarWinds global hacking spree. “The APT is believed to Read More …

Security team finds Crimea manifesto buried in VBA Rat using double attack vectors

Hossein Jazi and Malwarebytes’ Threat Intelligence team released a report on Thursday highlighting a new threat actor potentially targeting Russian and pro-Russian individuals. The attackers included a manifesto about Crimea, indicating the attack may have been politically motivated. The attacks Read More …

Russia, US launch cybersecurity dialogue, three rounds already held

Russia and the US have launched bilateral cybersecurity dialogue, with three formal rounds already held, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday. “We are beginning to have a better understanding of security issues in the cyber sphere Read More …

DDoS attack registered on Russian Defense Ministry website

The official website of the Russian Defense Ministry is down due to a DDoS attack, a source in the law enforcement informed TASS on Friday. “Specialists from the defense ministry are repelling a DDoS attack on the official website of Read More …

Biden tells Putin the U.S. will take ‘any necessary action’ after latest ransomware attack

President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States will take “any necessary action” to defend U.S. infrastructure, the White House said, after Russia-based hackers carried out the largest known ransomware attack to date. Biden has Read More …