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Russian hackers are trying to hack European embassies

So reports suggests that Russian hackers have been targeting a couple of embassies in Europe.

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They do this by disguising malicious programs as email attachments from State department and sending them to officials.

Some of the European embassies targeted include Nepal, Kenya, Guyana, Italy, Liberia, Bermuda and Lebanon.

The email sent to the officials were sent in form of a Microsoft Excel sheets, but attached to those sheets are malicious macros that appeared to have originated from the United States State Department.

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All the hackers need is for the file to be opened and they are gonna have full access and control over the victim’s computer.(phenomenal)

According to the press “It hard to tell if there are geopolitical motives behind this campaign by looking solely at the list of countries it was targeting.”(of course it pretty obvious that there is some geopolitical motives attached)

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It was also reported that a particular set of “handpicked” Government officials have been subjected to these attacks too. (So if you do the math……you should get where that leads to😉)

Some of the attacks were even subjected to only Russian speaking victims. The question now is, “are these attacks state sponsored since we already know they are coming from Russia.”

Let us know what you think about this and if you think the attacks were state sponsored or not.

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