Security firm says Sofacy behind attacks on diplomats in North America, Europe

March 1, 2018

Via: The Hill

Security experts say that a hacking group widely believed to be linked to the Russian government has been executing cyberattacks against diplomats in North America and Europe.

Cyber firm Palo Alto Networks said Wednesday that Sofacy, commonly known as “Fancy Bear” and “APT28,” is behind a spear phishing attack that has targeted foreign affairs agencies and ministries in North America and Europe.

Palo Alto Networks has not linked the group to a particular nation-state. But other security firms like FireEye and CrowdStrike have said it is connected to Russia.

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