Russian hacking group Fancy Bear, have exploited weakspots in the email systems of defence contract workers to access top secret information on US defence technology, including drones.
The cyber-espionage gang Pawn Storm, also known as Fancy Bear and affiliated with Russian intelligence, targeted US senators in a cyber-espionage reminiscent of the one launched against French President Emmanuel Macron.
The threat group APT28/Fancy Bear is now using a little used technique available in Microsoft Office that enables the cyber-gang to execute arbitrary code through a Word document, but without requiring macros to be enabled.
In a stroke of ironical genius, Russian hackers have targeted security conference attendees with a targeted phishing campaign.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has been working with law enforcement investigating a breach of its servers, but has denied a Russian connection.