Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fancy Bear Disrupts the United Kingdom

On the heels of leaking personal and confidential data from the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) database, and countless other cyber-attacks, the Russian hacking group ‘Fancy Bear’ has turned its focus on the disruption of the BBC’s UK election coverage, as well as various British government websites.  In these attempted attacks, cyber experts at Britain’s GCHQ were able to thwart the cyber-attack before it began.  This information is being provided for your situational awareness.

Publication date:                          25 September 2016

Handling requirements:               Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:           Fancy Bears’ Hack Team

Actor Type:                                  Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier V*

Potential Targets:                         USA / International

Past Reporting:                             Red Sky Alliance: DOC-2590, DOC-4007, DOC-4311

*State actors who create vulnerabilities through an active program to “influence” commercial products and services during design, development or manufacturing, or with the ability to impact products while in the supply chain to enable exploitation of networks and systems of interest. 

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

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