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As US takes sweeping action against Russia for years of hacking, industry skeptical of impact

Anticipated for months, the Biden administration unveiled a sweeping set of sanctions and other actions against the Russian government, as well as private individuals and a number of Russian tech and defense companies. While applauded in cyber circles, some remain skeptical that the efforts will deter Moscow’s cyberespionage efforts.

Old foe or new enemy? Here’s how researchers handle APT attribution

Malwarebytes’ exposé of LazyScripter revealed that the group has operated since at least 2018, targeting International Air Transport Association (IATA) members, airlines and immigrants seeking employment in Canada. How significant are such findings? SC media spoke to researchers, who said Identifying a new actor is the first step in creating a defense.

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