Russian hackers

Tokyo Olympics: Russian hackers targeted Games, UK says

The Foreign Office said Russia's GRU military intelligence carried out "cyber reconnaissance" against officials and organisations involved.

The alleged attacks took place before the Games were postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials did not, however, specify the nature or extent of the cyber-attacks in detail.

At the same time, the US Department of Justice announced charges against six Russian GRU officers for alleged cyber-attacks serving "the strategic benefit of Russia".

The unbelievable place where Russian hackers hid their malware’s Control Center Link

What’s surprising is the way it sends the collected information to its C&C server – tied to the Russian hacker group Turla.

The researchers say that they found a previous implementation of the extension while browsing a BitDefender’s Pacifier APT report describing a spearphishing campaign conducted by Turla.

Russian hackers made 'Tainted Leaks' a thing — Phishing to Propaganda

Security researchers have discovered new evidence of one such sophisticated global espionage and disinformation campaign with suspected ties to the Russian government that's been aimed to discredit enemies of the state.

Although there is no definitive proof of Russian government's involvement in the campaign, there is "overlap" with previously reported cyber espionage activities tied to a Russia-backed hacking group well known as APT28.

Microsoft says Russian Hackers using unpatched Windows bug disclosed by Google

While Adobe rushed an emergency patch for its Flash Player software on October 26, Microsoft had yet to release a fix.

Microsoft criticized Google's move, saying that the public disclosure of the vulnerability — which is being exploited in the wild — before the company had time to prepare a fix, puts Windows users at "potential risk."

Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and teenage gymnast Simone Biles.

A group calling itself "Fancy Bears" claimed responsibility for the hack of a Wada database.

After the leak, Ms Biles said she had long been taking medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The hacker group had accused her of taking an "illicit psycho-stimulant", but she said she had "always followed the rules".

FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters

The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.

The FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for The New York Times would not confirm the attacks or the investigation.