Russia-Linked Phishing Attacks Hit Government Agencies on Four Continents

A recent campaign attributed to the Russian cyber-espionage group Sofacy hit government agencies in four continents in an attempt to infect them with malware, Palo Alto Networks security researchers say.

Also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Sednit and Strontium, the Russian state-sponsored hacking group has been focusing on Ukraine and NATO countries in recent years, and the new attacks are no different. The actor is also believed to have targeted the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Palo Alto Networks has shared new information on the latest campaign, which was carried out from mid-October through mid-November.

Read more about the latest campaign by Sofacy on SecurityWeek.