Hacktivist personas back latest GhostWriter disinfo op targeting Poland, Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government-linked GhostWriter disinformation campaign tried in mid-June to push a rumor that Ukrainian male refugees in Poland would be…

Multiple government hacking groups stay busy targeting Ukraine and the region, Google researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens May 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Government-backed hackers from Russia, China and Belarus have been behind a series of a series of hacking campaigns in recent weeks…

Russian, Chinese, Belarusian hackers increasingly using Ukraine-themed lures in attacks, Google observes

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 30, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Within the last two weeks, a Russia-based hacking group has targeted several U.S. nongovernmental organizations and think tanks, the military of…

Against backdrop of Russian-Ukraine war, researchers witness flurry of nation-aligned hacking

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers believed to be associated with the governments of Russia, Belarus and China are targeting Ukraine, Poland and European governments, researchers…

NATO countries' refugee management may have been targeted by Belarus-linked hackers

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A hacking group with a history of phishing attacks and disinformation against NATO nations may be using compromised Ukrainian armed service…

Facebook, Twitter, Google move to intercept Russian propaganda, disinformation about Ukraine

Written by Tim Starks Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In recent days, social media companies have gotten more active in stemming the flow of official Russian propaganda, as well tackling…

Ukrainian cyber officials warn of new wave of phishing attacks

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ukrainian officials warned Friday that Belarusian hackers are sending a wave of phishing emails targeting Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. “Mass phishing…

Cyberattacks on Ukrainian websites come into clearer focus as Russia tensions escalate

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity researchers shed additional light over the weekend on the cyberattacks that disabled Ukrainian government websites, as Kyiv pointed to Russia…

Mandiant links Belarus to Ghostwriter campaign, which leaked stolen data and pushed disinformation

Written by AJ Vicens Nov 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Belarusian government is partially responsible for a years-long influence operation targeting Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, according to research published Tuesday.…

Secondary Infektion, a Russian disinformation outfit, impersonated Swedish lawmaker

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A suspected Russian disinformation campaign used manipulated images and fabricated internet personas to promote false narratives online in an effort to…