UK, US Agencies Warn Russian Hackers Using ‘Brute Force’ To Target Hundreds Of Groups

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 02, 2021 01:40 pm PST

BACKGROUND:

A group of top agencies in the United States and United Kingdom on Thursday warned of an ongoing campaign by Russian government-backed hackers using “brute force” hacking techniques to target hundreds of organisations around the world.

The FBI, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint advisory outlining the hacking campaign, ongoing since 2019 and carried out by the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).