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Russian nuclear subs come under malware attack

May 6, 2021

Although it rarely makes the headlines, national governments around the world are fighting constant battles online against criminal hacking groups. Often sponsored by other governments, these groups work to destabilise economies, damage critical civilian infrastructure like power networks – and even take on the armed forces.

Researchers have discovered a new malware variant called PortDoor – and which they believe is being used by Chinese hacking groups to target Russia. PortDoor has already been detected in an attack against a company that designs nuclear submarines for the Russian navy.

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