Russian businesses targeted by novel ransomware gang

Attacks with a Conti ransomware code-based backdoor have been deployed by the new Muliaka ransomware operation against businesses across Russia since at least December, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Windows systems and VMware Read More …

LazyStealer: Sophisticated does not mean better

In the first quarter of 2024, researchers from Positive Technologies Expert Security Center (PT ESC) detected a series of attacks targeting government organizations in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Armenia. The research team could not find any links Read More …

Cloud Werewolf spearphishes Russian and Belarus government employees with fake spa vouchers and federal decrees

The BI.ZONE Threat Intelligence team has revealed another campaign by Cloud Werewolf aiming at Russian and Belarusian government organizations. According to the researchers, the group ran at least five attacks in February and March. The adversaries continue to rely on Read More …

APT29 Uses WINELOADER to Target German Political Parties

In late February 2024, Mandiant identified APT29 — a Russian Federation backed threat group linked by multiple governments to Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) — conducting a phishing campaign targeting German political parties. Consistent with APT29 operations extending back to Read More …

Fluffy Wolf sends out reconciliation reports to sneak into corporate infrastructures

The group has adopted a simple yet effective approach to gain initial access: phishing emails with an executable attachment. This way, Fluffy Wolf establishes remote access, steals credentials, or exploits the compromised infrastructure for mining The BI.ZONE Threat Intelligence team Read More …

Russia foiled 280,000 DDoS cyberattacks against remote electronic voting system

Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Ella Pamfilova, head of Russia’s Central Election Commission, said that the overall turnout in the presidential election as of 3:45 p.m. Moscow time (1245GMT), taking into account remote electronic voting, is 70.81%. Pamfilova Read More …

Member of LockBit ransomware group sentenced to 4 years in prison

A dual Canadian-Russian national has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in infecting more than 1,000 victims with the LockBit ransomware and then extorting them for tens of millions of dollars. Mikhail Vasiliev, a 33-year-old who Read More …

Russia’s spy service accuses US of trying to meddle in presidential election

President Vladimir Putin’s foreign intelligence service on Monday accused the United States of trying to meddle in Russia’s presidential election and said that Washington even had plans to launch a cyber attack on the online voting system. Putin, who is Read More …

Microsoft admits Russian state hack still not contained

Microsoft said Friday it’s still trying to evict the elite Russian government hackers who broke into the email accounts of senior company executives in November and who it said have been trying to breach customer networks with stolen access data. Read More …

Germany: Use of non-secure line behind Taurus talk leak to Russia

The Ministry of Defence blamed an unnamed individual’s improper use of a “non-secure data line” for the recent leak of a German army conversation about the Taurus weapon system to Russia. The mistake was made by the participant who took Read More …