While we were raging about Putin's meddling and Kremlin hackers, Five Eyes were pwning Yandex, Russia's Google

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/27/2019 | Staff
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Hackers from the Five Eyes intelligence agencies have been accused of breaking into systems at Yandex, dubbed Russia's Google.

A report by Reuters today cites four sources claiming Western spies are believed to be behind a malware infection spotted spreading among developer machines at the Russian search, webmail, and ecommerce giant Yandex over several weeks in October and November last year.

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The Windows malware, dubbed Regin, was developed and wielded by Britain's GCHQ and America's NSA to spy on VIPs around the planet, according to top-secret files leaked by Edward Snowden. The modular and adaptable software nasty is primarily designed to be used for extended surveillance operations.

In the case of Moscow-based Yandex, the malware was apparently used to follow a specific group of programmers within the organization's research and development division. It is thought the West's hackers wanted to figure out a way to compromise Yandex's authentication systems to covertly break into specific user accounts and harvest private messages and other sensitive data.

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"Cyber attacks are a common occurrence throughout the world. This particular attack was detected at an early stage by the Yandex security team," a Yandex...
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