DOJ Dismantles Russian Malware Network

Article Source: Politico

Article Source: Politico

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  • U.S. and international authorities have successfully disabled advanced malware known as Snake, which was used by Russian intelligence services for over 20 years to steal secrets from the U.S. and NATO countries.
  • The malware was deployed by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) to target government agencies, defense companies, media organizations and research facilities in more than 50 countries.
  • Snake was a sophisticated tool that provided clandestine access to victims’ computers, allowed covert communication between compromised devices, and acted as a staging point for additional espionage activities.
  • U.S. authorities, after years of investigation, developed a tool called Perseus to disable Snake and turn the Russian malware against itself, neutralizing a significant cyber-espionage capability. Read More

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