Russian hackers behind attempted Polish foreign ministry hack: report

Radio Poland reports:

A hacking attempt in December on the computer servers of the Polish Foreign Ministry was likely the work of Russian hackers, according to the Rzeczpospolita daily.

The alleged hackers were part of the APT28 group, also known as the Fancy Bear cyber espionage group, which experts identify as being associated with the Main Intelligence Agency GRU – the foreign military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.

In its Monday edition the daily wrote that in December last year, several employees of the Foreign Ministry received mails which contained a document allegedly from the office NATO Secretary General. Once opened, the emails were designed to download a Trojan Horse virus.

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