Russian FSB detects spyware in twenty state agencies

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) stated that it has detected spyware in the computer networks of about 20 state agencies, including military institutions.

“As a result of analysis, it was established that information resources of government agencies, scientific and military institutions, enterprises of defense-industrial complex and other entities of crucial infrastructure of the country have been infected,” the FSB report says. The text also states that malware was planted through a well-planned operation and that it was professionally made.

The virus was spread through sending letters with infected attachments. The malware can intercept network traffic, conduct wiretapping, make screenshots, turn on web cameras and microphones of PC and mobile devices and also record keystrokes, the FSB reported.

The announcement comes shortly after Russia was accused of being behind cyber attacks on the Democratic Party in the US.

  FSB, Hacking, Russia