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How Russian spies allegedly hacked organizations across the world

Russian hacking of a variety of international bodies and companies have splashed across the news, but exactly how were these hacks conducted? In the case of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, four Russian intelligence officers parked a rented car full of hacking equipment near the organization’s building and prepared the equipment that would enable them to harvest Wi-Fi credentials. But when the equipment was activated, Dutch intelligence closed in on the hackers, who fled and abandoned the equipment, leaving behind materials that connected them to hacking attempts at the 2016 summer olympics, Swiss chemical labs, and elsewhere. This Fifth Domain article tracks a number of Russian hacking tactics, strategy, and tools, finally concluding with a summary from the Crowdstrike blog: “their tradecraft is superb, operational security second to none and the extensive usage of ‘living-off-the-land’ techniques enables them to easily bypass many security solutions they encounter.” 

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