APT29

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2023
Russia-linked APT29 group exploited WinRAR 0day in attacks against embassies

Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT29 has been observed leveraging the CVE-2023-38831 vulnerability in WinRAR in recent attacks. The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NDSC) reported that APT29 (aka¬†SVR group,¬†Cozy Bear,¬†Nobelium,¬†Midnight Blizzard, and¬†The Dukes) has been exploiting the CVE-2023-38831 vulnerability in WinRAR in recent attacks. APT29 along with¬†APT28¬†cyber espionage group was involved in the¬†Democratic National Committee […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 17, 2023
APT29 is targeting Ministries of Foreign Affairs of NATO-aligned countries

Russia-linked APT29 used the Zulip Chat App in attacks aimed at ministries of foreign affairs of NATO-aligned countries EclecticIQ researchers uncovered an ongoing spear-phishing campaign conducted by Russia-linked threat actors targeting Ministries of Foreign Affairs of NATO-aligned countries. The experts detected two PDF files masqueraded as coming from the German embassy and that contained two […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2023
Russian APT29 conducts phishing attacks through Microsoft Teams

Russia-linked APT29 group targeted dozens of organizations and government agencies worldwide with Microsoft Teams phishing attacks. Microsoft Threat Intelligence reported that Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT29 ¬†(aka¬†SVR group,¬†Cozy Bear,¬†Nobelium, Midnight Blizzard, and¬†The Dukes) carried out Microsoft Teams phishing attacks aimed at dozens of organizations and government agencies worldwide. APT29 along with¬†APT28¬†cyber espionage group was involved in […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2023
The Russia-linked APT29 is behind recent attacks targeting NATO and EU

Poland intelligence linked the Russian APT29 group to a series of attacks targeting NATO and European Union countries. Poland’s Military Counterintelligence Service and its Computer Emergency Response Team linked a recent string of attacks targeting NATO and European Union countries to the Russia-linked APT29 group (aka¬†SVR group,¬†Cozy Bear,¬†Nobelium, and¬†The Dukes). APT29 along with¬†APT28¬†cyber espionage group […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2023
Russia-linked APT29 abuses EU information exchange systems in recent attacks

Russia-linked APT29 group abused the legitimate information exchange systems used by European countries to target government entities. Russia-linked APT29 (aka¬†SVR group,¬†Cozy Bear,¬†Nobelium, and¬†The Dukes) was spotted abusing the legitimate information exchange systems used by European countries in attacks aimed at governments. In early March, BlackBerry researchers uncovered a new cyber espionage campaign aimed at EU […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 10, 2022
APT29 abused the Windows Credential Roaming in an attack against a diplomatic entity

Russia-linked APT29 cyberespionage group exploited a Windows feature called Credential Roaming to target a European diplomatic entity. Mandiant researchers in early 2022 responded to an incident where the Russia-linked APT29 group (aka SVR group,¬†Cozy Bear, Nobelium, and¬†The Dukes) successfully phished a European diplomatic entity. The attack stands out for the use of the Windows Credential […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 19, 2022
Russia-linked Cozy Bear uses evasive techniques to target Microsoft 365 users

Russia-linked APT group Cozy Bear continues to target Microsoft 365 accounts in NATO countries for cyberespionage purposes. Mandiant researchers reported that the Russia-linked Cozy Bear cyberespionage group (aka APT29, CozyDuke, and Nobelium), has targeted Microsoft 365 accounts in espionage campaigns. The experts pointed out that APT29 devised new advanced tactics, techniques, and procedures to evade detection. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2022
Russia-linked APT29 relies on Google Drive, Dropbox to evade detection

Russia-linked threat actors APT29 are using the Google Drive cloud storage service to evade detection. Palo Alto Networks researchers reported that the Russia-linked APT29 group, tracked by the researchers as Cloaked Ursa, started using the Google Drive cloud storage service to evade detection. The Russia-linked APT29 group (aka SVR, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes) has been active since at least […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2022
Russia-linked APT29 targets diplomatic and government organizations

Russia-linked APT29 (Cozy Bear or Nobelium) launched a spear-phishing campaign targeting diplomats and government entities. In mid-January 2022, security researchers from Mandiant have spotted a spear-phishing campaign, launched by the Russia-linked APT29 group, on targeting diplomats and government entities. The Russia-linked APT29 group (aka SVR, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes) has been active since at least 2014, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2021
US seizes 2 domains used by APT29 in a recent phishing campaign

The US DoJ seized two domains used by APT29 group in recent attacks impersonating the U.S. USAID to spread malware. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have seized two domains used by the Russia-linked APT29 group in spear-phishing attacks that targeted government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and NGOs. Russia-linked […]