Report: Russia copies China's espionage "play book"

Share this article:

Researchers have revealed that Russia is behind hundreds cyber espionage campaigns targeting American, European and Asian companies.

According to Reuters, security firm CrowdStrike recently released a report that shares how intellectual property was stolen as a result of targeted attacks aimed at companies in the energy and technology sectors, among others.

After following the actions of a group of Russian hackers they dubbed “Energetic Bear,” CrowdStrike researchers believe it is a government sponsored group and that the campaigns are intended to gather data that would benefit the country's economic gains.

According to Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer at CrowdStrike, this marks the first time the Russian government is tied to cyber espionage intrusions on foreign companies. “They are copying the Chinese play book,” he told Reuters.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

DDoS attacks remain up, stronger in Q2, report says

DDoS attacks remain up, stronger in Q2, report ...

Prolexic's second quarter DDoS report noted the proliferation of shorter attacks that ate up more bandwidth.

Superman soars above fellow superheroes as most toxic search term

A McAfee study found that searches pertaining to Superman exposed users to the most infected websites.

Black Hat talk on Tor weaknesses canceled

Black Hat organizers say legal counsel for the Software Engineering Institute and Carnegie Mellon University nixed the session.