Below is the timeline of the events related to the previous weeks:
Google’s TAG team revealed that China-linked APT groups are targeting Ukraine ’s government for intelligence purposes.
The recently discovered Cyclops Blink botnet, which is believed to be a replacement for the VPNFilter botnet, is now targeting the ASUS routers.
March 18 – node-ipc NPM Package sabotage to protest Ukraine invasion
The developer behind the popular “node-ipc” NPM package uploaded a destructive version to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The collective Anonymous and its affiliated groups continue to target the Russian government and private organizations.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the arrest of a “hacker” who helped Russian Army during the invasion.
Russia’s disinformation uses deepfake video of Zelenskyy telling people to lay down arms
FBI and CISA warn Russia-linked threats actors gained access to an NGO cloud after enrolling their own device in the organization’s Duo MFA.
In mere seconds, a hacker remotely accessed a computer belonging to a regional Russian Ministry of Health, taking advantage of sloppy cybersecurity practices to expose its entire network.
German Federal Office for Information Security agency, also known as BSI, recommends consumers not to use Kaspersky anti-virus software.
March 15 – CaddyWiper, a new data wiper hits Ukraine
Experts discovered a new wiper, tracked as CaddyWiper, that was employed in attacks targeting Ukrainian organizations.
Ukraine’s defense ministry began using Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation and identify the dead.
Anonymous claims to have hacked the systems of the German subsidiary of Russian energy giant Rosneft and stole 20TB of data.
While the Russia-Ukraine cyber conflict goes on, nation-state actors, crooks, and hacktivists continue to pose critical infrastructure at risk.
Anonymous has published a new message for Russian citizens inviting them to remove Putin that is sacrificing them and killing Ukrainians.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Russia)