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  Tishrei 20, 5775 , 14/10/14

NATO, EU Cyber Attacked by Russian Hackers

Cyber intelligence firm, iSight Partners has reported a bug in Microsoft Windows, along with other software, which has been exploited by Russian hackers and used to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union (EU), the Ukraine, and several international companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, reports Reuters.

iSight said it did not know exactly what data the hackers had found, although it is suspected they were looking for information dealing with the Ukraine crisis, in addition to diplomatic, telecom and energy issues, this based on the contents of phishing e-mails which were used to infect the targeted computers with tainted files. 

The intelligence firm says that this cyber espionage campaign has been in action for the last five years.  They have dubbed it “Sandworm Team”, referencing the science fiction novel “Dune” series which has been found in the hackers’ software code.

There has been no comment thus far from NATO, the Russian or Ukraine governments or the EU thus far.

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