US and UK officials say Russian hackers from the group that interfered in the US presidential election have exploited VPNs to target hundreds of organisations. Photo: Shutterstock
US and UK officials say Russian hackers from the group that interfered in the US presidential election have exploited VPNs to target hundreds of organisations. Photo: Shutterstock

Russian hackers are exploiting VPNs to hijack government and business accounts, US and UK officials say

  • The governments said Unit 26165 of Russia’s spy agency has spent the last two years exploiting virtual private networks to target hundreds of organisations
  • The unit came into public notoriety in 2018, when a dozen members were arrested for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election

US and UK officials say Russian hackers from the group that interfered in the US presidential election have exploited VPNs to target hundreds of organisations. Photo: Shutterstock
US and UK officials say Russian hackers from the group that interfered in the US presidential election have exploited VPNs to target hundreds of organisations. Photo: Shutterstock
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