France’s national cyber security agency said Monday that it had discovered suspected Russian hacking attacks starting in 2017 that affected several French organizations.
“This campaign mostly affected information technology providers, especially web hosting providers,” said the French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI).
It said the hackers had taken advantage of a vulnerability in software distributed by French group Centreon and the attacks bore “several similarities” to others carried out by Sandworm, a group suspected of links to Russian military intelligence.
- Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research
- Assessment of cyberespionage campaign on US still in its infancy: Cybersecurity firm
- US President-elect Biden’s options for Russian hacking: sanctions, cyber retaliation
- EU reveals plan for new cybersecurity rules after COVID-19 vaccine data hack