Adventures in Contacting the Russian FSB

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:35:06 +0000

KrebsOnSecurity recently had occasion to contact the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the process of doing so, I encountered a small snag: The FSB’s website said in order to contact them securely, I needed to download and install an encryption and virtual private networking (VPN) appliance that is flagged by at least 20 antivirus products as malware. The reason I contacted the FSB — one of the successor agencies to the Russian KGB — ironically enough had to do with security concerns raised about the FSB’s own preferred method of being contacted.

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Yandex sysadmin caught selling access to email accounts

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:32:46 +0000

Yandex, dubbed the “Russian Google”, caught one of its own system administrators red handed in a routine security audit.

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A week in security (June 24 – 30)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:02:56 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 24–30, including top malicious web campaigns, updates on the GreenFlash Sundown exploit, a Malwarebytes initiative to double down on stalkerware detection and awareness, and more.

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