1 August 2016

FSB discovered espionage campaign against Russian government and military institutions

FSB discovered espionage campaign against Russian government and military institutions

Russian secret service agency FSB made a press-release on Saturday, stating a discovery of espionage campaign against Russian government and military institutions. According to official statement, third-parties successfully infiltrated computer networks of around 20 Russian government and military institutions, military contractors and other companies from critical infrastructure sector.

According to report, hackers used known malware tied to similar cyberespionage attacks around the world.

The statement also briefly describes the targeted attack. All victims received emails with attached malicious files. Once opened, the system became infected. The discovered malware could be used to intercept all network traffic, make screenshots, manipulate web cameras on computers and mobile devices, intercept keystrokes.

The statement in Russian is available here.

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