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Hackers behind bank attack campaign use Russian as decoy

Lucian Constantin | Feb. 21, 2017
Malware samples contain what appear to be poorly translated Russian words and commands

There are several cybercriminal gangs of Russian origin that specialize in targeting banks. These groups use spear-phishing to gain a foothold into banks' networks and then learn the organizations' internal procedures before they begin to steal money. BAE Systems' research suggests that Lazarus might be trying to make its activity blend in with that of these Russian-speaking cybercriminals.

 

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