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State Hackers Suspected in Hacks Against Czech Politicians

Suspected state-sponsored hackers launched cyberattacks against the email accounts of a number of Czech politicians, including Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek. The Czech foreign minister said the Foreign Ministry’s communication systems were not affected and no classified data was exposed. However, Zaoralek did confirm that the attackers stole large amounts of files. The investigators claim the … More

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Norway Accuses Russian Hackers of Phishing Attacks

The Norwegian Police Security Service claims multiple government agencies were hit with phishing attacks carried out by a foreign intelligence cyber group. Norwegian officials reportedly believe the Russian intelligence-backed group Cozy Bear, also known as APT29, is responsible for the cyberattacks. Email accounts belonging to members of the Norwegian Labor Party, defense and foreign ministries … More

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Russian Hackers Behind New Mac Malware Campaign

The Russian state-sponsored hacker group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear, has reportedly launched a new malware campaign targeting Mac users. Researchers claim APT28 is targeting Mac OS X devices to steal users’ passwords, take screenshots and extract iPhone backup and software configuration data. The Russian intelligence-backed group stands accused of hacking the U.S. Democratic … More

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Russian Hacker Targets Universities, Government Agencies

Researchers discovered a Russian hacker, who uses the handle Rasputin, has launched cyberattacks against at least 60 organizations, including universities and government agencies. Rasputin is well-known for attacks against the U.S. Electoral Assistance Commission in December 2016. The hacker reportedly stole the commission’s database and put the information up for sale on a Darknet marketplace. … More

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