More Fancy Bear sightings.
Microsoft said on Wednesday that it had spotted Russian cyber activity targeting European, Atlanticist think tanks. The targeted institutions include the German Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institutes in Europe, and the German Marshall Fund. Redmond says spearphishing attacks targeted more than a hundred accounts belonging to employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia between September and December 2018. The primary suspect behind the attacks is Fancy Bear (APT28), Russia's GRU military intelligence service. Microsoft believes Fancy Bear's goal was influencing upcoming European elections, noting that the attacks validate warnings raised by European leaders about the threat level in the region.