Saturday, July 30, 2016

Reuters — Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

Russia's intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack.
The Federal Security Service, the FSB, said the malware and the way the networks were infected were similar to those used in previous cases of cyber espionage found in Russia and other countries. The agency did not say who it suspected of being behind the attacks…
Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

The agency did not specify which party it suspects to be behind the reported cyber espionage or whether it was sponsored by any foreign government.
Kaspersky Lab, a Russian computer security company, said that it is investigating the activities of a “powerful cyber gang” that has targeted Russian organizations.

“We need some time to confirm the data in our possession. After that we’ll be ready to share the results of our inquiry,”Kaspersky Lab’s press-service said.
20 Russian high-profile organizations attacked by spy malware in coordinated op – FSB

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