A state-affiliate cybersecurity expert warned about hackers exploiting the Russian government’s IT facilities to mine cryptocurrencies. The deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents believes such threat actors have been very active in recent times.

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According to TASS, Nikolai Murashov pointed out that hackers managed to inject unknown malware into the infrastructure of Russian government entities, medical institutions, defense contractors, and even research institutes.

The cybercriminals then look for IT resources to use to illicitly mine cryptos. He added:

For the first time, there have been cases of the introduction of malicious software that encrypts user data into the information infrastructure of medical institutions.

However, the expert didn’t provide more details about the attacks during his speech at the XXIII National Information Security Forum “Infoforum-2021”…

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