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DDoS Extorters Claim to Be Armada Collective, Fancy Bear
2020-08-18 10:50

Cybercriminals claiming to represent well-known threat groups such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective have been threatening organizations with distributed denial of service attacks, Akamai warns. Similar to extortion groups that operated in the past, the attackers would contact victim companies warning them of an imminent DDoS attack on their infrastructure, unless a ransom was paid.

This NSA, FBI security advisory has four words you never want to see together: Fancy Bear Linux rootkit
2020-08-13 23:48

The NSA and FBI are sounding the alarm over a dangerous new strain of Linux malware being employed by Russian government hackers often dubbed the Fancy Bear crew. Uncle Sam explicitly said on Thursday the miscreants - formally known as the 85th Main Special Service Center - operate within the Russian intelligence directorate, aka the GRU. The software nasty in question is Drovorub, a rootkit designed to infect Linux systems, take control of them, and siphon off files.

Fancy Bear Targets Sporting, Anti-Doping Orgs As 2020 Olympics Loom
2019-10-29 14:57

The APT is once again targeting the sports world, Microsoft warns.

What a bunch of dopes! Fancy Bear hackers take aim at drug-testing orgs
2019-10-29 06:01

Now why would Russian hackers want to compromise anti-doping agencies? The Russian hacking crew known as Fancy Bear is thought to be actively targeting anti-doping sports agencies.…

Cybercriminals Impersonate Russian APT ‘Fancy Bear’ to Launch DDoS Attacks
2019-10-28 12:58

Attacks are targeting international companies in the financial sector, demanding that victims pay ransom in Bitcoin.

'Fancy Bear' Hacking Group Adds New Capabilities, Targets
2019-09-26 13:33

Russian Group Uses Revamped Backdoor to Target Embassies, Researchers SayThe Russia-based cyberespionage group Fancy Bear, which has led high-profile cyberattacks against governments and embassies...

Microsoft: Russia’s Fancy Bear Working to Influence EU Elections
2019-02-20 16:16

As hundreds of millions of Europeans prepare to go to the polls in May, Fancy Bear ramps up cyber-espionage and disinformation efforts.

Lowjax city: Researchers crack open notorious Fancy Bear rootkit
2019-01-16 18:04

UEFI malware has been in the wild for more than two years The Fancy Bear hacking group's Lojax rootkit is far from a one-off tool, and may have been active in the wild for years before it was...

Detailed: How Russian government's Fancy Bear UEFI rootkit sneaks onto Windows PCs
2019-01-02 23:13

ESET sheds new light on 'Lojax' firmware infection ESET eggheads have shed more light on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) rootkit being used by the Kremlin's Fancy Bear hacking crew.…

Fancy Bear hacker crew Putin dirty RATs in Word documents emailed to govt orgs – report
2018-11-21 11:55

Disguised as files about recent Lion Air crash, no less Russian state-backed hacking crew Fancy Bear (aka APT28) is distributing malware-riddled files with a suggested link to the recent Lion Air...