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Google confirms phishing campaigns against Ukrainian organisations by Russian & Belarusian hacking groups

It has identified three groups who were launching cyber attacks that primarily rely on phishing tactics.

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) revealed that it has observed “activity from a range of threat actors" belonging to Russia and Belarus targeting Ukraine in the last two weeks, according to a blog post by the group. The threat actors were found to have engaged in activities such as espionage and phishing, the post added. https://twitter.com/ShaneHuntley/status/1500953300597829632?t=ZYSXA7gAhniOUDqi6VOWEA&s=19\ TAG said that it has issued hundreds of attack warnings to Ukrainian users in the last 12 months. The warnings intimate users that they were a target of government-backed hacking emanating out of Russia primarily. Russia said that it does not use hackers to go after its enemies, Reuters reported. However, TAG's blog post demonstrates that Russia has sustained its cyber attacks against Ukraine. But it did not reveal whether any attacks had been successful. The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows that conflicts have become multi-dimensional with the digital sphere playing a critical role in destabilising opponents. The conflict underscores the importance of cybersecurity especially for Ukrainians because government agencies, newspapers, and public service providers depend on the internet to safely communicate and carry out other functions. Which threat actors have been identified by Google? Cisco defines phishing as the practice of sending fraudulent communications such as emails that appear to come from a reputable source. The aim is to steal sensitive data like credit card and login information, or to install malware on the target's machine. The post identified three groups who are conducting cyber attacks that primarily rely on phishing tactics: FancyBear Affiliated…

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