[ISN] Russian cyberspies targeted the MH17 crash investigation

www.networkworld.com/article/2996762/russian-cyberspies-targeted-the-mh17-crash-investigation.html By Lucian Constantin IDG News Service Oct 23, 2015 A Russian cyberespionage group that frequently targets government institutions from NATO member countries tried to infiltrate the international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). MH17 was a passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed in eastern Ukraine close to the Russian border on 17 July, 2014. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members lost their lives. The Dutch Safety Board led an international investigation into the incident and released a final report on Oct. 13, concluding that the Boeing 777-200 aircraft was shot down by a warhead launched from a Russian-built Buk missile system. Security researchers from Trend Micro have found evidence that a cyberespionage group dubbed Pawn Storm, which has long been suspected to have ties to the Russian intelligence services, has targeted the Dutch Safety Board before and after the MH17 report was finalized. […]




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