US shares info on Russian malware used to target parliaments, embassies

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US Cyber Command today shared information on malware implants used by Russian hacking groups in attacks targeting multiple ministries of foreign affairs, national parliaments, and embassies. The malware samples were identified by US Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) unit and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and uploaded today to the Virus… Read more »

Norway says Russian hackers were behind August Parliament attack

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Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide today said that Russia is behind the August 2020 cyber-attack on the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget). “On 24 August, the Storting announced a data breach in their e-mail systems,” Søreide said in a press release published earlier today after a briefing that also included Minister of Defense Frank… Read more »

Gamaredon hackers use Outlook macros to spread malware to contacts

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New tools attributed to the Russia-linked Gamaredon hacker group include a module for Microsoft Outlook that creates custom emails with malicious documents and sends them to a victim’s contacts. The threat actor disables protections for running macro scripts in Outlook and to plant the source file for the spearphishing attacks that spread malware to other… Read more »

Russian Cyber-Spies use Gmail to control updated ComRAT Malware

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ESET security researchers have discovered a new version of the ComRAT backdoor controlled using the Gmail web interface and used by the state-backed Russian hacker group Turla for harvesting and stealing in attacks against governmental institutions. Using Gmail for command-and-control purposes fits right in with other exploits of the Russian-speaking Turla group (also tracked as Waterbug, Snake, or VENOMOUS BEAR)… Read more »