image credit: Adobe Stock

Bad Magic’s Extended Reign in Cyber Espionage Goes Back Over a Decade

May 22, 2023


New findings about a hacker group linked to cyber attacks targeting companies in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict area reveal that it may have been around for much longer than previously thought.

The threat actor, tracked as Bad Magic (aka Red Stinger), has not only been linked to a fresh sophisticated campaign, but also to an activity cluster that first came to light in May 2016.

“While the previous targets were primarily located in the Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea regions, the scope has now widened to include individuals, diplomatic entities, and research organizations in Western and Central Ukraine,” Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said in a technical report published last week.

Read More on The Hacker News