In-brief: emboldened by media attention for its escapades in the U.S. Presidential election, the hacking crew known as “Fancy Bear” is targeting political parties in France as well as Germany, the firm Trend Micro reported on Tuesday – the latest evidence of meddling in foreign affairs. (Editor’s note: updated to add comment by Michael Sulmeyer, Director of the Cyber Security Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. PFR Apr 25 2017.)
In-brief:The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored “advanced persistent threat” groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.
In-brief: the arrest of a prominent security researcher from the firm Kaspersky Lab in Moscow has prompted speculation that the Russians may be cleaning house after recent U.S. intelligence revelations about Russian hacking in this country.
In-brief: The attack on the Democratic National Committee was part of a larger operation against more than 100 Democratic Party officials and affiliated groups, The New York Times is reporting.
In-brief: forensic investigators are using language clues to help identify the source of sophisticated and targeted attacks, like those on Democratic Party committees and the campaign of Hillary Clinton.