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Fancy Bear Targets Romanian Foreign Ministry of Affairs
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 12:25:47 AM »
Fancy Bear Targets Romanian Foreign Ministry of Affairs
12 May 2017, 11:21 pm

After hacking the Democratic National Committee last fall and being accused of also hacking newly-elected French President Manuel Macron, Fancy Bear is now looking into Romania's Foreign Ministry of Affairs.

According to Cyberscoop, the elite hacking group that has been quite busy in the past few months, used an email that appeared to come from a NATO representative to send a series of phishing emails to members of the Romanian Foreign Ministry of Affairs. 

The email carried an attachment leveraging two recently disclosed Microsoft Word vulnerabilities, while also spoofing a NATO email address to make it all seem authentic. 

The document sent to Foreign Ministry of Affairs employees contained an attachment named "Trump's_Attack_on_Syria_English.docx" which included a news article copy-pasted in Microsoft Word. If the attachment is opened on a vulnerable system ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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