The United States and Britain have accused the Russian GRU of hundreds of cyberattacks over the past two years
Hackers tried to crack passwords by selecting and using software vulnerabilities.The United States and Britain hold the GRU responsible for hundreds of cyberattacks / photo REUTERS
The intelligence services of the United States and Great Britain have accused the GRU of the Russian Federation of cyberattacks on hundreds of targets in the United States and Europe since 2019.
This was reported by Radio Liberty with reference to a joint report of the US and British intelligence services.
The message reveals tactics, methods and procedures for logging in to the account, as well as data collection and filtering. It also provides guidance to system administrators to counter this threat.
The NSA added that the goals of the Russian secret services were global, but primarily focused on the United States and Europe.
It is reported that hackers tried to crack passwords by selecting and using software vulnerabilities, and that the attacks “almost certainly” continue today. They focus on government and military structures and their contractors, expert centers, energy companies and media, political parties, and universities.
However, the document does not mention the specific purpose of such attacks and the information that could be accessed by Russian intelligence.
Potential targets of hacker attacks are recommended by standard security measures – the rejection of simple and repetitive passwords, the introduction of two-factor authentication and user control.