Calypso APT Emerges from the Shadows to Target Governments

A newly discovered APT group, dubbed Calypso after a custom malware RAT that it uses, has been targeting state institutions in six different countries since 2016. Government organizations in India (34 percent), Brazil and Kazakhstan (18 percent respectively), Russia and Read More …

New espionage malware found targeting Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe

Security researchers have discovered an advanced malware strain that’s been deployed to spy on diplomats and Russian-speaking users in Eastern Europe. The malware, named Attor, has been used in attacks since 2013 but was only discovered last year, according to Read More …

Tax and PII records of 20 million Russians stored without encryption, leaked online

Over 20 million tax records belonging to Russian citizens were left unprotected and exposed through an online database accessible to the public, researchers say. This week, cybersecurity researchers from Comparitech, in partnership with Bob Diachenko, said that the unsecured server contained Read More …

Russian state hackers rarely share code with one another

Russia’s state-sponsored hacking groups rarely share code with one another, and when they do, it’s usually within groups managed by the same intelligence service, a new joint report published today reveals. This report, co-authored by Check Point and Intezer Labs, Read More …

Russian police take down malware gang that infected 800,000+ Android smartphones

Russian authorities have arrested members of the TipTop cybercrime group, believed to have infected more than 800,000 Android smartphones with malware since 2015. The group operated by renting Android banking trojans from underground hacking forums, which they later hid inside Read More …

Russian Hacking Group Targeting Banks Worldwide With Evolving Tactics

Silence APT, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal group, known for targeting financial organizations primarily in former Soviet states and neighboring countries is now aggressively targeting banks in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Active since at least September 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 …

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and Read More …