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Who is behind APT29? What we know about this nation-state cybercrime group

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 23, 2020 in Industry News

APT29 has been accused of targeting coronavirus vaccine organizations, but this is not the first time the group has attracted global attention

Who is behind APT29? What we know about this nation-state cybercrime group

Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo Networks, added: “It’s unfortunate that an actor such as APT29 with such sophisticated capabilities is still able to simply scan targets for existing known vulnerabilities and then compromise with little effort or use phishing emails to obtain their initial set of credentials.

“Organizations must step up their efforts to counter adversaries targeting them.”

Cole continued: “Patching is an imperative that must be met. Instrumentation focused on detection and lateral movement inside the network perimeter and across all endpoints is another imperative since prevention often fails regardless of defensive spending.”

Read the full article in The Daily Swig.

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