On Thursday, the US Treasury Department, together with the United Kingdom, announced sanctions against two agents of the Russian Federal Security Service, whom London accused of years of spying on politicians, government officials, and figures.
This is stated in a statement by the US Treasury Department.
According to the department, the Kremlin uses numerous hacker groups controlled by the FSB to subvert the United States and its allies and partners. At least in 2022, a number of US federal agencies were cyberattacked.
One of the Russians' cyberattack methods was targeted spear phishing, an attack on specific people or organizations through, as a rule, emails with links that gave access to victims' devices.
FSB officers Ruslan Peretyatko and Andrei Korinets, both of whom have been sanctioned by the United States, are linked to this activity. Both sent phishing emails at least in 2016-2020 and used programs to hack accounts and remotely access affected devices.
Author - Olena Madiak, 07/12/2023