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Report: Russian Hackers Targeting Ukrainian Soldiers on Apps

April 22, 2024

Russian hackers are increasingly targeting messenger apps popular among Ukrainian warfighters with malware as part of an effort “to identify priority targets” for physical attacks, according to Kyiv’s primary cyber incident response team.

Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team said messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram are among the main channels used by the Russian hacking group tracked as UAC-0184 to deploy open-source malware against Ukrainian soldiers. The April report says hackers send malware disguised as videos from the frontlines of the Russian war – among a variety of other tactics – to gain access to data that belongs to Ukrainian military personnel.

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