Such as he said On Thursday, the NSA launched an email hacking campaign involving a notorious Russian intelligence team that has been attacked in the past. According to the NSA, the same group had leaked the records of the Democratic Party of America in 2016.
The hackers of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service, target email accounts at regular intervals. But she is the first time the NSA has issued a public warning, which names the service and informs about the current hacking campaign.
The NSA started it Cybersecurity Directorate in October, with the prospect of being a more open ally for her safety in cyberspace. He even stated that in January he warned her Microsoft for a critical vulnerability of Windows, instead of using it to its advantage.
The current warning describes how GRU targets vulnerabilities in uninformed Unix systems. He clarified that the campaign is the work of the unit GRU 74455, which has been linked to some of the most well-known hacking attacks in history. However, the NSA's announcement does not specify what the targets were.
The same hackers have been accused in the past by the US Department of Justice of creating virtual Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks personalities, who leaked information stolen from Democrats' files and emails as part of a campaign aimed at intervening elections of 2016.
In 2017, The UK claimed that the same group created NotPetya, the ransomware worm that evolved and went out of control, causing it to spread worldwide and cause billions of dollars in damage.
«It is probably the most well-known and successful cyber-attack organization"He said John Hulquist, director of its intelligence service FireEye.
Of course, it is not clear whether the NSA's move stems from its desire to become a better security adviser in cyberspace or whether it simply has a purpose.