wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Google observes new cyber threats emerging from the Russia–Ukraine war

NATO, eastern European militaries, and US NGOs have been targeted by Russian hackers, according to Google.

"Government-backed actors from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, as well as various unattributed groups, have used various Ukraine war-related themes in an effort to get targets to open malicious emails or click malicious links," Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) said in a blog post published on March 30. Google's TAG has been constantly monitoring cyber activity surrounding the Russian–Ukraine war, which began in late February. On March 7, in Google's first update, the company said that it observed espionage and phishing campaigns from Russian and Belarusian threat actors including FancyBear, Ghostwriter, and Mustang Panda. "Since our last update, TAG has observed a continuously growing number of threat actors using the war as a lure in phishing and malware campaigns," Google said in its update. Read: Hermetic Wiper And Other Cyber Attacks: A Look At The Silent Battle Between Russia And Ukraine In The Digital Sphere What are the recent cyber threats observed by Google Tag? Campaigns targeting NATO, eastern European militaries, and US NGOs: A Russian-based threat actor also known as COLDRIVER has launched credential phishing campaigns targeting several US-based NGOs and think tanks, the military of a Balkans country, and a Ukraine based defence contractor, Google said. Additionally, "for the first time, TAG has observed COLDRIVER campaigns targeting the military of multiple Eastern European countries, as well as a NATO Centre of Excellence," it stated. "These campaigns were sent using newly created Gmail accounts to non-Google accounts, so the success rate of these campaigns is unknown," Google said. Campaigns against military…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ