One of the group’s most notable incidents took place earlier this year when they attempted to extort major companies like Shell, Qualys, Jones Day, Flagstar and others who utilized the Accellion file transfer system.
Harvard's Belfer Center on Friday published a unique paper where U.S. and Russian researchers separately explained their nation's perspective on a potential negotiation, what both sides actually want, and what would benefit both sides. SC Media spoke to one of the featured researchers.
Today’s columnist, Louis Evans of Arctic Wolf, says ransomware gets the headlines, but the Verizon DBIR study points out that security teams still need to lookout for business email compromises. A major BEC by the Russian group RedCurl last summer hit 14 companies in six countries, including construction companies, financial firms, retailers, insurance businesses, law firms, and travel.
Comments Wednesday were the most coordinated and forceful the White House has been about Russia allowing cybercrime within its borders. Cybersecurity leaders see this as progress toward more formidable moves from the administration.
Using a hijacked Constant Contact email marketing account of USAID, the adversaries sent phishing emails to roughly 3,000 accounts at more than 150 different organizations. About 25 percent of these targets were international development, humanitarian and human rights organizations.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Kirill Victorovich Firsov, a Russian hacker and operator of Deer.io, a website that caters to cybercriminals, was sentenced to serve 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to hacking-related charges in January, reports CyberScoop. Firsov, who was arrested in 2020, was accused of operating the site since 2013.…