Russian APT28 Hackers Targeting 13 Nations in Ongoing Cyber Espionage Campaign

APT28, a Russian nation-state threat actor, has been seen using baits connected to the current Israel-Hamas conflict to help deliver a customized backdoor known as HeadLace.

The enemy, also known as BlueDelta, Fancy Bear, Forest Blizzard (formerly Strontium), FROZENLAKE, Iron Twilight, Sednit, Sofacy, and TA422, is being tracked by IBM X-Force under the codename ITG05.

Security researchers Golo Mühr, Claire Zaboeva, and Joe Fasulo stated that the “recently discovered campaign is directed against targets based in at least 13 nations worldwide and leverages authentic documents created by academic, finance, and diplomatic centers.”

The highly targeted nature of the campaign is demonstrated by ITG05’s infrastructure read more Russian APT28 Hackers Targeting 13 Nations in Ongoing Cyber Espionage Campaign.

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