Russia will develop a new cyber security standard

Positive Technologies is developing a new concept of cyber security standard. The document should become an open knowledge base, which will be exchanged between specialists to improve their qualification. Today, each company sets up its own information security parameters; when a single standard appears, organizations will be able to develop the most effective solutions together. […]

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MSHTML Attack Targets Russian State Rocket Centre and Interior Ministry

  An MSHTML vulnerability listed under CVE-2021-40444 is being used to target Russian entities, as per Malwarebytes.  Malwarebytes Intelligence has detected email attachments directed especially against Russian enterprises. The first template they discovered is structured to resemble an internal communication within JSC GREC Makeyev.  The Joint Stock Company State Rocket Center named after Academician V.P. […]

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Russia demanded an explanation from the United States about cyber attacks during the State Duma elections

 The Russian Embassy in Washington demanded an explanation from the United States about the cyber attacks that were committed on the Central Election Commission (CEC) during the last State Duma elections. This was reported on the page of the diplomatic mission on Facebook. According to the embassy, about half of the attacks were recorded from […]

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Hackers attack Russian organizations through a new Microsoft Office vulnerability

Information security specialists from Kaspersky Lab reported that hackers are trying to attack Russian companies through a new vulnerability in Microsoft Office products. At least one attack targeted government agencies. Using the vulnerability, attackers can not only spy on users of the infected system, but also download malicious programs like ransomware viruses into it. Experts […]

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Russian hacker confirmed the resurrection of the most famous Russian hacker group REvil

 A Russian hacker who collaborated with the well-known REvil group confirmed that cybercriminals returned to active work after a two-month break. He named political reasons the main reason for the temporary suspension of their activities. This refutes the claims of REvil members themselves, who explained this with precautions after the disappearance of one of the […]

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Only one-in-ten Russian organizations are aware of the danger of vulnerabilities in web applications

In 2020, attacks on the web accounted for one-third of all information security incidents. However, only 10% of Russian organizations believe that web applications are a priority element of the infrastructure for scanning for vulnerabilities. Rostelecom-Solar surveyed April-June 2021 200 organizations of various sizes and profiles (public sector, finance, industry, IT, etc.) were interviewed. According […]

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