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On a related note: 3 Iranians charged with cybercrimes

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Three Iranian Nationals Charged with Engaging in Computer Intrusions and Ransomware-Style Extortion Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure Providers An indictment was unsealed today charging three Iranian nationals with allegedly orchestrating a scheme to hack into the computer […]

OFAC updates Lazarus Group designation, and removes some narcotics traffickers while it’s at it

OFAC has updated the following North Korea sanctions designation: LAZARUS GROUP (a.k.a. “APPLEWORM”; a.k.a. “APT-C-26”; a.k.a. “GROUP 77”; a.k.a. “GUARDIANS OF PEACE”; a.k.a. “HIDDEN COBRA”; a.k.a. “OFFICE 91”; a.k.a. “RED DOT”; a.k.a. “TEMP.HERMIT”; a.k.a. “THE NEW ROMANTIC CYBER ARMY TEAM”; a.k.a. “WHOIS HACKING TEAM”; a.k.a. “ZINC”), Potonggang District, Pyongyang, Korea, […]

US disrupts GRU botnet

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Disruption of Botnet Controlled by the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Operation Copied and Removed Malware Known as “Cyclops Blink” from the Botnet’s Command-And-Control Devices, Disrupting the GRU’s Control Over Thousands […]

US & UK statements on hacking charges for Russian government employees

From the Department of Justice: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 24, 2022 Four Russian Government Employees Charged in Two Historical Hacking Campaigns Targeting Critical Infrastructure Worldwide Defendants’ Separate Campaigns Both Targeted Software and Hardware for Operational Technology Systems The Department of Justice unsealed […]