Russian hackers

Pierluigi Paganini May 13, 2024
Russian hackers defaced local British news sites

A group of hackers that defines itself as “first-class Russian hackers” claims the defacement of hundreds of local and regional British newspaper websites. A group claiming to be “first-class Russian hackers” defaced numerous local and regional British newspaper websites owned by Newsquest Media Group. The group defaced the home pages of the targeted websites and […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2022
Russia-linked threat actors targets critical infrastructure, US authorities warn

US authorities warn critical infrastructure operators of the threat of cyberattacks orchestrated by Russia-linked threat actors. US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a joint alert to warn critical infrastructure operators about threats from Russian state-sponsored hackers. “This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—authored […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2021
Russia-linked APT29 group changes TTPs following April advisories

The UK and US cybersecurity agencies have published a report detailing techniques used by Russia-linked cyberespionage group known APT29 (aka Cozy Bear). Today, UK NCSC and CISA-FBI-NSA cybersecurity agencies published a joint security advisory that warns organizations to patch systems immediately to mitigate the risk of attacks conducted by Russia-linked SVR group (aka APT29, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes)). The […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2018
Pyeongchang – Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency hacked Olympics Computers

Pyeongchang – Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency hacked Olympics Computers conducted a false flag operation to make it appear the attack originated in North Korea. On February 9, shortly before the Pyeongchang opening ceremonies on Friday, televisions at the main press centre, wifi at the Olympic Stadium and the official website were taken down. According to The […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2017
Fancy Bears release data on soccer players’ TUE drug use and doping cases

Russia-linked hackers Fancy Bears claimed that around 160 football players failed drug tests in 2015, and 25 2010 World Cup players used doping medicines. A self-styled hacker group that calls itself Fancy Bears has set up the website to leak emails and medical records related to football players who used doping substances under a campaign dubbed OpOlympics. The group […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2017
US intelligence claims Russian hackers probed electoral networks in 21 US states

According to the US intelligence, Russian hackers tried to compromise electoral networks in 21 unnamed US states, but voting tallies hadn’t been hacked. According to Homeland Security officials, the attack against the 2016 Presidential election was more sophisticated than first thought. In a public hearing into the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election held by […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2016
Fancy Bear APT tracked Ukrainian artillery units with an Android implant

The Russian APT group Fancy Bear used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016. The popular hacking group, known as Fancy Bear, APT 28, Pawn Storm, Sednit or Sofacy, is once again in the headlines. Experts from the cyber security firm CrowdStrike reported the alleged Russian nation-state actor used malware implant […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2016
Recent Windows Kernel zero-day exploited by hackers behind the DNC hack

Executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group revealed that Windows Kernel zero-day recently disclosed was used by the Fancy Bear APT. On Oct. 31, the Google Threat Analysis Group publicly disclosed a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that is actively being exploited by threat actors in the wild. The zero-day could be exploited […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2016
Fancy Bear Hackers use a new Mac Trojan against aerospace industry

Researchers at Palo Alto spotted a new campaign of the Russian Fancy Bear APT using a new Mac OS X Trojan against companies in the aerospace industry. In the last weeks, we have discussed a lot about a string of attacks that targeted the US  Democratic National Committee (DNC), security experts collected evidence of the involvement […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2016
Sports doping agency WADA confirms attack by Russian cyber spies

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that Russian hackers breached its Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) database. Hackers breached the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and have stolen Olympic athletes’ medical records, the hack was confirmed by the agency. According to the WADA, the hackers accessed the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) database, security experts […]