Items tagged with Russian hackers

On a snowy winter day in an idyllic Vermont town, Russian malware was discovered on a laptop associated with the state’s power utility. The code is generally associated with hacking operation known as Grizzly Steppe. Burlington Electric discovered the malware code on laptop that fortunately was not connected to the organization’s grid systems. The utility immediately took actions to isolate the laptop and call the federal authorities. It is unclear when the malware entered the computer, but thankfully it did not damage the electric grid. The intentions of Grizzly Steppe are currently unknown. Some believe that the code was meant to disrupt the utility’s operations, while others insist that this... Read more...
In line with a HotHardware report published last October, officials yesterday confirmed to CNN that the White House was hacked last year and that the alleged culprit is the Russian government. The hackers — believed to be the same group that managed to gain entry to State Department computer system last October — were able to access sensitive information regarding President Barack Obama, including his private schedule. White House officials say although these cyber-attacks are among the most advanced to ever hit the US government, no classified systems were in breach. “This report is not referring to a new incident — it is speculating on the attribution of the activity of concern on the... Read more...
Every year it seems like hackers are breaking into websites and online services to get at everyone’s personal and credit card information. Kickstarter and Forbes were just some of the websites attacked, causing users to change their passwords. The latest occurrence revolves around five million Gmail addresses and passwords showing up on a Russian Bitcoin forum. The Gmail addresses and passwords were procured by Russian hackers, but there is some good news. It appears that the data is old and possibly originates from multiple data breaches, claims one security firm. In addition, the data seems to have been acquired from other sites that allow users to sign in with Gmail rather than retrieving... Read more...