back to article Russia's APT28 targets Ukraine government with bogus Windows updates

The Kremlin-backed threat group APT28 is flooding Ukrainian government agencies with email messages about bogus Windows updates in the hope of dropping malware that will exfiltrate system data. According to the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA), the advanced persistent threat (APT) group – which also is …

  1. Winkypop Silver badge

    A Microsoft spokesman said in response

    “Hey, that’s our job!”

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Yeah we should be using encrypted stuff like Whatsapp. You never get malware there.

  3. Tron Silver badge

    At least the Russian update didn't break printing.

    -The messages appeared to have been sent by system administrators of government agencies.

    A lousy plan. No sane person would follow tech advice from a government agency.

  4. Roland6 Silver badge

    I wonder who’s email scanning service the Ukrainian government are using…

    We would hope it isn’t Russian and that UK/US security experts (working in both government agencies and commercial sector) are getting sight of the bogus messages.

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