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Russian Hackers Use New ‘SkinnyBoy’ Malware in Attacks on Military, Government Orgs

June 7, 2021

Active since at least 2007 and also tracked as Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sednit, Strontium, and Tsar Team, APT28 is well known for its cyber-espionage operations targeting the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States, but is also associated with attacks on NATO countries and with activities against organizations in the energy and transportation sectors.

APT28, which is believed to be a military unit of Russia’s General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) 85th Main Special Service Center (GTsSS), mainly focuses on the military, government, and diplomatic sectors, and the newly detailed campaign is no different.

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