Confirmed: Microsoft Windows Zero-Day Exploit Used In Government Espionage Operation

It has been confirmed that a high-profile cyber-criminal group once known for bank robbery has made the switcheroo to espionage.

It has been revealed that a threat actor once best known for cyber bank robbery in Russia has made a move to espionage. The highly targeted attacks against government institutions in Eastern Europe, which took place during June 2019, employed the use of a Microsoft Windows zero-day exploit. This is the first time that researchers had seen the Buhtrap group using a zero-day attack, although the group has been involved in the cyber-spying business for some years now across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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