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Alleged Russian hacker, masquerading as an Iranian spies have attacked more than 35 countries around the world, security officials say

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An alleged Russian hacking group disguised as an Iranian spies have attacked more than 35 countries around the world, the united states and great britain, security officials said Monday.

The group of Turla, also known as the Waterbug, and VENOMOUS BEAR, and are used in a wide variety of the Iranian people, tools and infrastructure-to-hack “of the government, the military, technology, energy and commercial organisations in order to steal the intelligence from dozens of countries, such as the united kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the National Security Agency (NSA), said in a joint report.

The majority of the most vulnerable countries, primarily in the Middle East, the NCSC said.

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“The identification of those responsible for the attacks, it can be very difficult, but the weight of evidence points in the direction of the Turla group, which is behind the campaign,” said NCSC executive Director, Paul Chichester. “We want to send a clear message that even though for cyber-actors are trying to mask their own identity, in our capabilities, and ultimately will be able to tell the difference.”

“Turla gained access to Iran’s tools, and the ability to identify and to exploit them for their own goals,” he added.

NCSC said in the documents, including the government, have been stolen from other countries.

“Turla use of implants derived from a suspected Iran-based hacking groups,” in previous campaigns, ‘These’, and ‘Population.’ In order to acquire the tools and the access to the infrastructure, Turla is also detrimental to the defendant’s Iran-based hacking groups themselves,” the center noted.

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“Following the acquisition of all of the tools and the information that we need in order to use them operationally — Turla, for the first time, and tested against, the victims had already been affected. [ … ] and then developed in the Islamic resources directly to the victims,” the report said. “Turla, sought to have their access to the victims by the rate of interest by scanning for the presence of Iran’s back door and trying to get them to use it in order to gain a foothold.”

Turla is a well-known hacking group, which focuses on the different types of organizations, the NCSC said.

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