Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices

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  1. hawki

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    "Russia is using compromised computer network equipment to attack U.S. and British companies and government agencies, the two countries warned in an unprecedented joint alert.

    The warning on Monday came from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain’s National Cyber Security Center...

    'Russian state-sponsored actors are using compromised routers to conduct spoofing ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to victim networks and potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations,' according to a joint statement. 'Multiple sources including private and public-sector cybersecurity research organizations and allies have reported this activity to the U.S. and U.K. governments.'..."

    https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/us-uk-issue-joint-alert-warning-of-russian-cyberattacks-1.522405

    US-CERT

    Alert (TA18-106A)

    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-106A
     
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    "Germany examines cases resembling US, UK warnings on Russia cyber attacks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s BSI cyber protection agency is examining specific cases in Germany which resemble methods highlighted by the United States and Britain in warnings about Russian cyber attacks, it said on Tuesday.

    'Concrete incidents in Germany, whose methods strongly resemble those pointed to by the United States and United Kingdom are known to the BSI,' it said in a statement, adding it had analysed the cases, informed the relevant organizations and initiated action via the national cyber defence centre."

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-g...n-russia-cyber-attacks-idUKKBN1HO1XV?rpc=401&
     
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