German Parliament Sustains Another Attack

The CyberWire


Several security companies have released news about revived. Threats will run through a few of the more. Prominent discussions fire is mandy unit. This morning updated its research into ghost rider and influence operator that came to attention last year. As it sought to affect public opinion in latvia lithuania and poland its messaging then was anti-nato the campaigns of twenty twenty relied upon heartlessly crude forgeries and implausible rumor. Mongering but of course disinformation doesn't need to be art as long as it can get the write amplification which ghostwriter work to accomplish. It was easy for officials to quickly. Debunk such hogwash. As the claim that canadian soldiers were spreading covid nineteen or that an internal memos circulating in the polish ministry of defence called for resistance against an american army of occupation a forged memo helpfully provided hijacked social media accounts used to lend plausibility to a very implausible. Cyber scoop offered a useful account of these efforts at the end of last july. But of course lies can have a bit of a run if they're provided with a head start. In any case ghost writer has now expanded its thematic content to include disruption of domestic polish politics and also according to tonga. Shell credential theft attacks on german political figures fire. I believes the threat actor it tracks says. Unc eleven fifty one. Some portions of ghostwriter the firm characterizes. Unc eleven fifty one. As a suspected state sponsored cyber espionage actor that engages in credential harvesting and malware campaigns tanga shell calls the chaos troops which is apt enough for an operation that aims at disruption. At least seven members of germany's bundestag have received phishing emails as have some thirty members of the lender assembly. That is the state level. Legislators german authorities are taking activity seriously.

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