15 Mar 2022

Russian APTs Furiously Phish Ukraine – Google

While Russia is fighting a physical war on the ground against Ukraine, advanced persistent threat (APT) groups affiliated with or backing Vladimir Putin’s government are ramping up phishing and other attacks against Ukrainian and European targets in cyberspace, Google is warning. Researchers from Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) have seen an

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16 Feb 2022

Russia is Hacking Defense Contractors to get Top Secret Technologies

A new multi-agency alert warns U.S. defense and intelligence contractors that Russia is engaging in cyber attacks to gain access to top secret technology programs. The alert was issued jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Critical Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on February 16, 2022 and covers an observation period of January 2020 through February 2022.

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25 Jan 2022

The January 2022 OODA Network Member Meeting: Putin, Russia, Gray Zone Conflict Capabilities and The Future of Europe

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

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21 Nov 2018

Russian Hackers impersonated State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, cybersecurity firm says

“Hackers impersonated State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert and another official, Susan Stevenson, as part of an effort to target hundreds of people in U.S. law enforcement and defense and law enforcement agencies, according to cybersecurity research firm FireEye Inc. The hackers are likely connected to Russian intelligence services, FireEye wrote

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21 Aug 2018

Microsoft Thwarts Russia Hackers Targeting GOP Critics of Trump

“Microsoft Corp. has detected and seized web domains created by cyber-attackers linked to the Russian military, in a potential attempt to manipulate and disrupt the U.S. midterm elections. The shadowy group, known as Strontium, created domains that mimicked organizations such as the International Republican Institute and Hudson Institute so intended

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01 Aug 2018

Kremlin Hackers Take Aim at the Swiss Lab That’s Working the Skripal Poisoning Case

A state-backed Russian hacking group that targeted the Ukrainian power grid is now “targeting a Swiss laboratory that’s helping investigators solve the March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in London. Called Sandworm, the group has been trying to phish employees of Switzerland’s Spiez Laboratory, a chemical-and biological-weapons facility that

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13 Jun 2018

US announces more sanctions over Russian hacking

The US has imposed additional sanctions on Russia in response to recent cyberattacks including the VPNFilter malware which infected over half a million home and small business routers. The action includes the designation of five Russian entities and three Russian individuals pursuant to E.O. 13694, as amended, as well as

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25 May 2018

Putin’s Cyber OODA Loop is Tighter Than Yours

While hosting a delegation from France, Putin advised that to prevent cyber attacks, nations will have to establish international norms prohibiting such behavior. “This is what I can say about cyberattacks or war of words in the press and other issues. Action always causes reaction. Always. If one does not

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