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Fancy Bear Hackers Target Montenegro As Country Joins NATO
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 01:15:30 AM »
Fancy Bear Hackers Target Montenegro As Country Joins NATO
7 June 2017, 11:03 pm

Earlier this week, Montenegro officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), something that Russia has expressed a strong opposition to, threatening to retaliate if it went through with this decision. The attacks, however, seem to have been going on for months, as hackers linked to Russia launched cyberattacks on the country's government. 

According to security firm FireEye, the attacks aimed at the Montenegro government were spotted earlier this year and involved malware and exploits that were linked to the threat group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, Tsar Team, Pawn Storm and many other names, Security Week reports. 

The latest attacks observed by researchers used spear-phishing emails to deliver malicious documents pertaining to a NATO secretary meeting, as well as a visit by a European army unit to the area. 

It is believed that the latter document... (read more)

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