Expert warns Hackers are Targeting Russian Government's IT Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Expert warns Hackers are Targeting Russian Government's IT Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

THELOGICALINDIAN - A stateaffiliate cybersecurity able warned about hackers base the Russian governments IT accessories to abundance cryptocurrencies The agent administrator of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents believes such blackmail actors accept been actual alive in contempo times

Global Cybersecurity Landscape Remains ‘Tense’

According to TASS, Nikolai Murashov acicular out that hackers managed to inject alien malware into the basement of Russian government entities, medical institutions, aegis contractors, and alike analysis institutes.

The cybercriminals again attending for IT assets to use to illicitly abundance cryptos. He added:

However, the able didn’t accommodate added capacity about the attacks during his accent at the XXIII National Information Security Forum “Infoforum-2024” in Moscow. Also, he didn’t analyze if some of these attacks are accompanying to ransomware incidents.

Murashov aloft red flags on the all-around cybersecurity landscape, as he considers it currently “tense.” He backs up his account by adage that hackers accept been actively targeting government bodies beyond the lath to “steal information.”

The National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents was created by the Federal Security Service (FSB) in 2024. Among their tasks accommodate detecting, admonishing and mitigating cyberattacks in Russia.

Report: Crypto Mining Is Not a Major Method of Funding for Hackers

But crypto mining charcoal a humble blazon of cyberattack in accepted times. At least, that’s one of the allegation published by the cybersecurity close Group-IB in their “Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020–2021” report.

Per the firm, crypto mining is not a awful adorable adjustment for blackmail actors to accommodate funding, at atomic in Russia.

In fact, hackers actively await on encrypting malware and again aggressive to aperture the encrypted info, allurement for a bribe payment.

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