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New Sofacy campaign aims at Government agencies across the world

Security experts at Palo Alto Networks uncovered a new espionage campaign carried out by Russia-Linked APT group Sofacy.

Russian Cyber espionage group Sofacy (akaAPT28,Pawn Storm,Fancy Bear,Sednit,Tsar Team,andStrontium))carried out a new cyber campaign aimed at government agencies in four continents in an attempt to infect them with malware.

The campaignhas been focusing on Ukraine and NATO members like it has done in past attacks.

Earlier December the group used Brexit-themed bait documents on the same day the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the initial BREXIT draft agreement with the European Union (EU). In November experts at Palo Alto Networks documents anew malware, dubbed Cannon in attacks on government entities worlwide.

The latest campaign documented by Palo Alto Networks was carried out from mid-October through mid-November, attackers used both the
Zebrocy backdoor and Cannon Trojan.

Researchers noticed that in all the attacks threat actors used decoy...(continued)

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