MiniDuke

Russia has been using the Duke malware family to spy on other countries since 2008, says F-Secure

The Russian Federation has been in cahoots with a cyberespionage gang tasked with collecting intelligence from foreign governments and affiliated organisations via “smash-and-grab” hacking attacks designed to steal as much data as possible in the shortest period of time.

That’s the accusation made by Finnish security firm F-Secure in a report published today.

Did the NSA and GCHQ hack this cryptography professor’s PC?

Anyone working in cryptography research now needs to consider themselves a potential target for state-sponsored cyber-attack, even from countries who you might consider to be on the same side as you.