Tag Archives: Russian Hackers

Russian Hackers Run Record-Breaking Online Ad-Fraud Operation

by Kelly Jackson Higgins, DARK Reading

‘Methbot’ is a sophisticated cybercrime scheme that has hit major US advertisers and publishing brands and pilfered millions of dollars per day

Cybercriminals out of Russia are behind a newly discovered massive online advertising fraud operation hiding in plain site that steals up to $5 million per day from big-name US advertisers by posing as some 6,000 major US media sites including The Huffington Post, Fortune, ESPN, CBS Sports, and Fox News, and generating fake ad impressions. Continue reading Russian Hackers Run Record-Breaking Online Ad-Fraud Operation

Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election

by Michael Kan, ComputerWorld

The attacks involved spear phishing emails sent to dozens of targets

Hours after Donald Trump won the presidential election, a suspected Russian cyber-espionage team was blamed for targeting several U.S. think tanks with phishing emails designed to fool victims into installing malware.

On Wednesday, the phishing emails landed in the inboxes of dozens of targets associated with U.S. think tanks and non-governmental organizations, said security firm Volexity. Continue reading Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election