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Five Eyes Agencies Warn Critical Infrastructure Orgs About Threat of Russian State-Sponsored and Criminal Cyberattacks

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The five eyes cybersecurity agencies have recently issued a joint security alert warning about the threat of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure by Russian nation-state threat actors and pro-Russia cybercriminal groups.

Intelligence gathered by the agencies indicates the Russian government has been exploring opportunities for conducting cyberattacks against targets in the West in retaliation for the sanctions imposed on Russia and the support being provided to Ukraine. The agencies warn that Russian state-sponsored hacking groups have been conducting Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in Ukraine and are known to have used destructive malware in Ukraine on government and critical infrastructure organizations. These hacking groups are highly skilled, can gain access to IT networks, maintain persistence, exfiltrate sensitive data, and can cause major disruption to critical systems, including industrial control systems.

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