Russian criminals use Lunar malware to breach European government agency

Attackers thought to be part of Russia's FSB

Tom Allen
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Russian criminals use Lunar malware to breach European government agency

The Turla hacking group has used newly discovered malware to compromise a European ministry of foreign affairs and its diplomatic missions abroad, says ESET.

ESET Research, the research arm of cyber firm ESET, has discovered two new backdoors that have been used to breach a European government agency and its diplomatic missions abroad, mostly in the Mid...

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