Russian Cyber Threat on US Deteriorates due to Silver

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All these days we have seen White House accusing Russian Intelligence for launching cyber attacks on the critical infrastructure of United States. And to a certain extent, most of the allegations proved as facts and the SolarWinds hack seems to be the best example to prove it.

On Sunday last week, United States Homeland Security issued a joint advisory in association with FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA). And the report included the fact that the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service- officially known as SVR has updated its attack techniques and procedures to target more organizations in United States.

SVR that’s also known with multiple names such as Cozy Bear, The Dukes, APT29 will target more government and energy providers across the world apart from the Biden led government.

The Australian newspaper has made an astonishing statement that countries like Russia and China will indulge more in digital invasions and bio wars in coming months. And one such bio weapon left loose by China was the Wuhan Virus that originated from the Chinese Republic and has brought the entire world to a halt last year.

Going forward with what was being mentioned in the advisory released by DHS, SVR the cyber threat actor that is being nurtured by Russian Intelligence is reportedly using an open source tool named Silver to maintain access to compromised networks and devices, including exploitation of vulnerabilities such as the recently discovered Microsoft Exchange.

Technically, ‘Silver’ is a Red team testing tool that is used by pen-testers to legitimately test network security features of corporate networks.

Note- Security analysts say that SVR Threat Actors are also actively targeting mail servers these days and have gained admin rights to some servers of multinational companies to steal information.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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