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russian hackers

The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Joseph Cox
11.9.18
PAY BACK

Hacker Publicly Posts Data Stolen From Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Last week, Motherboard obtained data from the so-called ZooPark hacking group, which some suspect is connected to Iran. Now the hacker responsible has seemingly dumped the information after receiving a $1,000 payment.
Joseph Cox
5.16.18
Hack Back

Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18
shut down

Twitter Blocked Kaspersky Ads, Pointing to US Government Ban

After US office closures, a ban from the Department of Homeland Security, and other pitfalls, Twitter confirms it banned Kaspersky from advertising on the social media network.
Joseph Cox
4.20.18
TIT FOR TAT

"Don’t Mess With Our Elections": Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran

Vigilante hackers have left American flags and messages on machines in Russia and Iran. The hackers tell Motherboard why they did it.
Joseph Cox
4.7.18
backdoor

Internal Kaspersky Investigation Says NSA Worker’s Computer Was Infested with Malware

The Russian cybersecurity firm released a new report that pushes back against accusations that it helped leak sensitive NSA materials and suggests that a backdoor found on worker’s machine could have allowed others to take files from his machine.
Kim Zetter
11.16.17
cryptocurrency

At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency for Hackers So Far This Year

2017 is on track to easily beat 2016.
Jordan Pearson
9.12.17
Printing Money

Hackers Stole $800,000 From Russian ATMs With Disappearing Malware

The method was a complete mystery, and the only clues left behind were files containing a single line of English text: "Take the money, bitch."
Kim Zetter
4.3.17
News

You Could Be Mining This Cryptocurrency Without Knowing It

Hackers are cashing in on Zcash.
Jordan Pearson
12.12.16
hackers

This Ransomware Is Evolving Too Quickly for the Good Guys to Keep Up

Just after Kaspersky releases a decrypt tool for CryptXXX, the ransomware’s authors manage to bypass it.
Joseph Cox
5.11.16
News

To Catch Ransomware Suspects, Dutch Police Relied on a Russian Security Firm

It's just the latest example of the close relationship between private cybersecurity companies and law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
9.17.15
short circuit

​Ex-Employees: Kaspersky Tricked Competitors for Years

It’s like giving cheaters the wrong answers on a test. Who’s that going to help, exactly?
Clinton Nguyen
8.14.15