Tags Eastern Europe

Four men plead guilty to being go-to ‘bulletproof’ hosts for cybercriminals

by Sean Lyngaas

The charging documents describe a professionally run criminal enterprise with each of the defendants playing a unique role.

Before targeting Belarus, Eastern Europe-focused hackers flew under the radar

by Sean Lyngaas

Despite the explosion of security firms that track state-linked hackers, a significant amount of that activity goes unnoticed.

'Turla' spies have been stealing documents from foreign ministries in Eastern Europe, researchers find

by Sean Lyngaas

Turla has a knack for rewriting code and using it to steal state secrets.

Romanian police bust hackers allegedly plotting ransomware attacks on hospitals

by Sean Lyngaas

The hackers reportedly planned to threaten hospitals with malware to protest Romania’s state of emergency amid COVID-19.

Russian intelligence-backed hackers go after Armenian embassy website with new code

by Sean Lyngaas

When subtlety rather than brute force is required, analysts say Moscow calls on Turla.

Latest Facebook shutdown involves hundreds of accounts misleading users in Ukraine, Iraq

by Jeff Stone

The unrelated efforts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East are the latest examples of how the social media giant's reach is exploited.