Russia's GRU Is Trying to Launch Brute-Force Attacks Around the World in Ongoing Campaign
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The NSA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the UK's National Cybersecurity Centre issued a warning that Unit 26165 of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, also known as Fancy Bear or APT28, attempted to carry out hundreds of brute-force hacker intrusions around the world.
The campaign targeted a vast swath of society, including government and military agencies, defense contractors, political parties and consultancies, logistics companies, energy firms, universities, law firms, and media companies. The cybersecurity agencies say that many of the attempts were successful in exfiltrating email from targets. The campaign is still ongoing. The joint advisory names IP addresses and malware used by the hackers to slow down the intrusions. (Andy Greenberg / Wired)
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