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From Cybercrime Saul Goodman to the Russian GRU

Krebs on Security

A review of this user’s hacker identities shows that during his time on the forums he served as an officer in the special forces of the GRU , the foreign military intelligence agency of the Russian Federation. Mr. Safronov posted this image of himself on Facebook in 2016. Some of those photos date back to 2008. ” Mr. .

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Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates

Security Affairs

Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that Turkey has blocked access to social media as Idlib military crisis escalates. In December 2016 , the Turkish blocked social media in the country to prevent the sharing of a video of the executions of Turkish soldiers by the IS group. ”added Netblocks. .

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EU Council sanctions two Russian military intelligence officers over 2015 Bundestag hack

Security Affairs

The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on Russian military intelligence officers for 2015 Bundestag hack. The 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) is the military unit of the Russian government also tracked as APT28 (aka Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , Sednit , and STRONTIUM ).

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DHS report – Voting systems in North Carolina county in 2016 were not hacked

Security Affairs

Computer faults that disrupted voting in a North Carolina county in 2016 were not caused by cyber attacks, a federal investigation states. The analysis of laptops used in some Durham County precincts on Election Day in November 2016 showed inaccurate data to poll workers. On Monday, the U.S. ” reported the AP agency.

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Russia-linked APT28 used post-compromise tool GooseEgg to exploit CVE-2022-38028 Windows flaw

Security Affairs

National Security Agency and Microsoft addressed it with the release of Microsoft October 2022 Patch Tuesday security updates. The group was involved also in the string of attacks that targeted 2016 Presidential election. The vulnerability CVE-2022-38028 was reported by the U.S.

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OP Glowing Symphony – How US military claims to have disrupted ISIS ‘s propaganda

Security Affairs

US military claims to have disrupted the online propaganda activity of the Islamic State (ISIS) in a hacking operation dating back at least to 2016. “Today the National Security Archive is releasing 6 USCYBERCOM documents obtained through FOIA which shed new light on the campaign to counter ISIS in cyberspace.”

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 431 by Pierluigi Paganini – International edition

Security Affairs

Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs are free for you in your email box. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Enjoy a new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter, including the international press. It’s Testing U.S.