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Kaspersky catches hacker-for-hire group using 'PowerPepper' malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

The market is driven by cash-flush organizations that don’t want a malicious campaign traced back to them.

Hacker-for-hire group leverages zero-days, disinformation in Middle East

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

Meet "Bahamut," a group that has included malicious apps in the Play Store and iOS marketplace.

Researchers say hackers responsible for 2013 Microsoft, Facebook breaches have disappeared

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

The group has become virtually untraceable since September 2015.

Russia's reliance on cybercriminals has a 'silver lining,' says top DOJ lawyer

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

A top Justice Department official says that a “silver lining” exists in the fact that Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, a foreign intelligence service, were reliant on a pair of cybercriminals to hack into Yahoo and collect information. On March 15, the Justice Department announced the indictment of four individuals involved in a massive data breach that occurred at Yahoo in 2014, including two FSB officers and two cybercrime-oriented contractors.

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