Perimeter

12/19/2018
04:30 PM
50%
50%

US Names, Sanctions Russian GRU Officials for 2016 Election Hacks

Treasury Department names and imposes economic sanctions on the alleged major players behind the Russian election-meddling operation, as well as the World Anti-Doping Agency breach.

Nine Russian GRU officers were sanctioned today by the US Department of Treasury for their alleged hacking and document theft of US election systems during the 2016 presidential race, as well as for hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency database. The officers also were indicted on July 13 by the US. They are:

  • Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkin (Potemkin), who ran the computer infrastructure used by the hackers for releasing stolen documents online.
  • Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev (Kovalev), who in July 2016 hacked a state board of elections website and pilfered voter information, as well as hacked a US firm that provided voter registration verification software for the 2016 election. 
  • Viktor Borisovich Netyksho (Netyksho), a GRU unit commander.
  • Boris Alekseyevich Antonov (Antonov), who managed the actors targeting the US election.
  • Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov (Yermakov), who hacked email accounts and servers related to the US election, as well as the World Anti-Doping Database in 2016.
  • Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev (Lukashev), who sent spear-phishing emails to US election campaign officials.
  • Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek (Kozachek), who wrote the malware used by the GRU used to hack into networks during the election.
  • Artem Andreyevich Malyshev (Malyshev), who monitored the GRU malware and helped hack WADA's database.
  • Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk (Osadchuk), a GRU commanding officer. 

Read the full sanctions report here, which includes other Russian officials sanctioned for the WADA hack, the online election-influence campaign, and the March 2018 nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

 

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety
Dark Reading Staff 2/21/2019
Making the Case for a Cybersecurity Moon Shot
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  2/19/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
5 Emerging Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2019
Online attackers are constantly developing new, innovative ways to break into the enterprise. This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at five emerging attack trends and exploits your security team should look out for, along with helpful recommendations on how you can prevent your organization from falling victim.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Data breach fears and the need to comply with regulations such as GDPR are two major drivers increased spending on security products and technologies. But other factors are contributing to the trend as well. Find out more about how enterprises are attacking the cybersecurity problem by reading our report today.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-10078
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
Vembu StoreGrid 4.4.x has XSS in interface/registercustomer/onlineregsuccess.php, interface/registerreseller/onlineregfailure.php, interface/registerclient/onlineregfailure.php, and interface/registercustomer/onlineregfailure.php.
CVE-2014-10079
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
In Vembu StoreGrid 4.4.x, the front page of the server web interface leaks the private IP address in the "ipaddress" hidden form value of the HTML source code, which is disclosed because of incorrect processing of an index.php/ trailing slash.
CVE-2018-20785
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
Secure boot bypass and memory extraction can be achieved on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 devices. During startup, the AM335x secure boot feature decrypts and executes firmware. Secure boot can be bypassed by starting with certain commands to the USB serial port. Although a power cycle occurs, this d...
CVE-2019-9037
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
An issue was discovered in libmatio.a in matio (aka MAT File I/O Library) 1.5.13. There is a buffer over-read in the function Mat_VarPrint() in mat.c.
CVE-2019-9038
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-23
An issue was discovered in libmatio.a in matio (aka MAT File I/O Library) 1.5.13. There is an out-of-bounds read problem with a SEGV in the function ReadNextCell() in mat5.c.