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Hackers associated with Russian intelligence recently began impersonating U.S. State Department employees as part of a scheme targeting potential victims across several critical sectors, catching cybersecurity experts by surprise nearly two years since the suspected state-sponsored group last surfaced.
Major cybersecurity firms including FireEye and CrowdStrike independently acknowledged detecting a wave of sudden malicious activity this week likely caused by “Cozy Bear,” an advanced persistent threat (APT) group previously linked to Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service.
Beginning on Wednesday this week, customers of either firm were targeted by a wide-scale spear-phishing campaign that attempted to infect their computers with malware, researchers reported…
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