Friday, October 28, 2016

Yevgeniy Nikulin - LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring

Wapack Labs has routinely exposed Russian malicious cyber activity. From the alleged Russian rigging of Ukrainian elections, electrical grid shutdowns and telecommunication manipulation to the recent hacking activity of Fancy Bear - Russia has been at the vortex of numerous cyber-attacks. This activity represents support of the Russian, “Ivanov Doctrine.” The current arrest of Yevgeniy Nikulin in the Czech Republic, who was indicted for the cyber- attacks of Linkedin, Formspring and Dropbox, highlights the gravity of Russian cyber activity. These attacks of big data companies have exposed Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other breached data to unknown factions. This information is being supplied for your situational awareness.

  • The “Ivanov Doctrine-New Generation Warfare,” was introduced in Russia approximately 15 years ago
  • Russian cyber-attack activity has escalated in recent years.
  • Yevgeniy Nikulin was arrested in the Czech Republic for hacking large U.S. data companies. 

Publication date:                     26 October 2016
Handling requirements:         Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN
Attribution/Threat Actors:    Yevgeniy Nikulin

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

Potential Targets:                    U.S. corporations (targeting PII)

Past Reporting:                        Red Sky Alliance: DOC-2183, DOC- 2349, DOC-2543, DOC-4287, Msgs #6498 #8612

* 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

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Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH is a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC and individual organizations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber.  Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers and analysts use deep analysis techniques and visualization to design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information.  The intelligence derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.