Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:39 AM IST
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The report by US company Sentinelvan is based on a report released last month by the Federal Security Service (FSB), one of Russia’s leading spy agencies, and the cyber unit of telecom firm Rostelecom.
The report said how ThunderCats (the name of a hacker group linked to China) hacked the websites of Russian government agencies.
Experts at US company Sentinelvan said the hacking tool used to attack Russian agencies is linked to a broader group of suspected Chinese spies who have also targeted Asian governments in recent years. Experts have come to the conclusion that hackers in China have developed a software called Mail-O, which is a downloader program.
Unique is the current cyber attack
Experts in the report said that the current cyber attack is unique and is being assessed by experts as a threat at the federal level. Those who did this used brand new software. Not only this, hackers also used many types of attacks simultaneously. Such as phishing, exploiting web vulnerabilities and attacks through contractors.