Sandworm-Linked Hackers Have Targeted French Firms via Centreon IT Monitoring Tool
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French information security agency ANSSI published an advisory warning that hackers with links to Sandworm, a Russian hacking group run out of the country’s GRU military agency, have stealthily targeted French firms by exploiting an IT monitoring tool called Centreon, made by a firm of the same name, attacks that go back to 2017.
The victims were"mostly" IT firms and particularly web hosting companies. Although not named as victims by ANSSI, among Centreon’s customers are telecom providers Orange and OptiComm, IT consulting firm CGI, defense and aerospace firm Thales, steel and mining firm ArcelorMittal, Airbus, Air France KLM, logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel, nuclear power firm EDF, and the French Department of Justice. (Andy Greenberg / Wired)
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