Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider (JD Supra Russia)
FBI Warning: Russian Hackers Attacking Routers
Late last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning to U.S. consumers that Russian hackers (dubbed Sofacy and a/k/a Fancy Brear and APT28 and believed to be backed by the Russian government) had compromised “hundreds of thousands” of home and office routers through malware known as VPNFilter to collect information through hijacking the devices and shutting down network...
Snowy Conditions: Yandex Releases Video of Self-Driving Car
Russian company, Yandex (often compared to Google here in the United States), recently debuted their very own self-driving car. Last week, Yandex released a video depicting its self-driving car driving through snowy streets of Moscow–an extraordinary feat navigating inclement weather and adverse driving conditions.
Russian Hackers: Desperate for U.S. Information
The latest report regarding Russia stealing U.S. cyber secrets is yet again centered around the National Security Agency (NSA), using Contractors to gain access, in some cases, to classified data.
Phishing as a Service
A recent report from Imperva, Inc. has identified a Phishing as a Service (PhaaS) being offered on a Russian website. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team defines phishing as “an attempt by an individual or group to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques. Phishing emails are crafted to appear as if they have been sent from a...