Microsoft ties January Ukraine attack to notorious Sandworm group

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft on Wednesday tied a January malware wiper attack in Ukraine to notorious Russian hacking group Sandworm. The new link fleshes…

State Department announces $10M bounty for Russian intelligence hackers behind NotPetya

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The State Department announced Tuesday that it is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to six…

Russian hackers thwarted in attempt to take out electrical grid, Ukrainians say

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Ukrainian government repelled a Russian cyberattack that was set to take out multiple electricity substations and other parts of a…

DOJ's Sandworm operation raises questions about how far feds can go to disarm botnets

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The notion that citizens are protected from unreasonable search and seizure is a bedrock legal principle: A court must issue a…

Sandworm-linked botnet has another piece of hardware in its sights

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Botnet activity that drew loud warnings last month from U.S. and U.K. cybersecurity agencies has expanded to a second type of…

Russia-linked Sandworm reportedly has retooled with 'Cyclops Blink'

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 23, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A long-running hacking group associated with Russian intelligence has developed a new set of tools to replace malware that was disrupted…