Large-scale cyberattack announced in France

France announced a cyber attack on a number of companies and institutions

Russian hackers may be involved in a cyberattack on a number of companies and institutions, law enforcement officials said.

Russian hackers are likely behind the large-scale cyber attack on a number of companies and government agencies in France. About this with reference to the National Information Systems Security Agency (Anssi) reports Le Figaro on Tuesday 16 February.

We are talking about cyberattacks that took place in 2017-2020 through the software of the Centreon company, among whose clients are big business (Airbus, Air Fance, Bolloré, EDF, Orange) and the Ministry of Justice.

“The first incidents of compromise discovered by Anssi date back to the end of 2017 and continued until 2020,” the agency explained.

The attack shares a number of similarities with previous campaigns by the Sandworm group, which is believed to be associated with the Russian military. At the same time, the agency does not directly blame Russia, focusing exclusively on the technical aspects of the incident.

In its principle, the cyber attack is similar to the attack in the United States, which took place through the Solar Winds software and touched, among other things, government agencies.

Recall that earlier Microsoft announced “the largest cyberattack”… Russia could be behind the cyberattack, American intelligence found out. However, it can take months to identify all affected systems.

Also the NSDC told about the massive cyber attack on Ukrainians… On a page imitating the website of the Ministry of Health, users were asked to download a file, allegedly with data on vaccinations. As a result, the attackers gained control over the computers of the victims.

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