Russia vs. US, Intel, fake Bitcoin

In key federal departments such as the US Treasury and Commerce Department, signs of Russian hackers infiltrating were discovered. Attackers have freely infiltrated email networks, it appears. The artificial intelligence chip manufacturing foundation of Intel was also violated by ransomware attackers. They also claimed to have taken knowledge from Gaudi, the next chip for artificial intelligence. It has also been revealed that Russia is the root of bogus bitcoin advertising starring Australian celebrities.

[NY Times] Penetration of US federal institutions by Russian hackers:
Russian hackers have tried to penetrate large federal agencies in the United States. The U.S. Department of Treasury and the Department of Commerce seem to have been impaired, and other departments are undertaking investigations. Free access to the e-mail networks used by the agents of the department by hackers can be particularly lethal, study findings to date. It is also claimed to be the biggest and highest-level attack in the last five years of coordinated attacks by US federal government entities.

Intel’s Havana Laboratories were compromised by [Bleeping Computer] Pay2Key ransomware:

Habana Laboratories, an artificial intelligence chip manufacturer operated by Intel, was infiltrated by Pay2Key ransomware attackers. Pay2Key revealed this fact openly on Twitter, and they appeared to have separate sensitive details and secrecy. In particular, the acquisition of data on the new Gaudi artificial intelligence chip is gaining the most interest.

[Malwaredefinition] Distribution of Trickbot after the hacked UK subway system:

It is confirmed that after hacking attacks, a portion of Subway UK’s marketing infrastructure has been used as an e-mail launcher to distribute malware called TrickBot. Many of these malicious e-mails have been detected by British Railway associates and clients, and an alert has been given about malicious Excel files being attached. It is circulating in the form of phishing e-mails claiming that you have got the contents of your order.

[The Guardian] A bogus Bitcoin ad starring celebrities from Australia, source: Russia:

The British Media Guardian’s exclusive coverage and reporting showed that the bitcoin ad starring Australian actors was simply part of a major scam assault. The photographs of these actors are of course, alleged to have been used without authorization. It is said that while tracing the source of the attack, five positions were located in the middle of Moscow. It is said that this campaign’s scope was so large that it could not be blocked even by Google.

[GBHackers] Facebook closes down the attack infrastructure for hackers attacking multiple government agencies:

Hackers invading user accounts and gaining ownership of several Facebook sites was captured by Facebook. They are said to be a hacking community from Vietnam called APT32 and a hacker from Bangladesh whose name is still undisclosed. They primarily attacked government department pages, editors, politicians, social activists, and ethnic minorities, and are said to have been operating inside the Facebook network by building an attack infrastructure. Many of these Facebook pages have been blocked.

[TerabitWeb] A recent PostgreSQL database-target botnet, PgMiner:

A new botnet has been found by the security firm Palo Alto Networks. Its name is PgMiner, and a Linux-based PostgreSQL database is said to target it. Malware with the cryptocurrency mining feature is planted after a successful assault. PostgreSQL is a DB management framework that is open source and is commonly used in production environments.