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Hackers Try to Target European Officials to Get Info on Ukrainian Refugees, Supplies

Hackers Try to Target European Officials to Get Info on Ukrainian Refugees, Supplies

March 02, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
Details of a new nation-state sponsored phishing campaign have been uncovered setting its sights on European governmental entities in what's seen as an attempt to obtain intelligence on refugee and supply movement in the region. Enterprise security company Proofpoint, which detected the malicious emails for the first time on February 24, 2022, dubbed the social engineering attacks " Asylum Ambuscade ." "The email included a malicious macro attachment which utilized social engineering themes pertaining to the Emergency Meeting of the NATO Security Council held on February 23, 2022," researchers Michael Raggi and Zydeca Cass  said  in a report published Tuesday. "The email also contained a malicious attachment which attempted to download malicious Lua malware named SunSeed and targeted European government personnel tasked with managing transportation and population movement in Europe." The findings build on an  advisory  issued by the State Service
Cybersecurity Firm Group-IB's CEO Arrested Over Treason Charges in Russia

Cybersecurity Firm Group-IB's CEO Arrested Over Treason Charges in Russia

September 30, 2021Ravie Lakshmanan
Russian authorities on Wednesday  arrested  and detained Ilya Sachkov , the founder of cybersecurity firm Group-IB, for two months in Moscow on charges of state treason following a search of its office on September 28. The Russian company, which is headquartered in Singapore, confirmed the development but noted the "reason for the search was not yet clear,"  adding  "The decentralized infrastructure of Group-IB allows us to keep our customer's data safe, maintain business operations and work without interruption across our offices in Russia and around the world." Group IB said the raids at its Moscow office had commenced on Tuesday, with law enforcement authorities leaving that same evening. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the government was aware of the arrest but that it had no additional details about the case, Russian state news agency TASS  reported . The cybersecurity company  relocated  to Singapore in late 2018 as part of its attempts to distan
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