News media websites attacked from Governmental Infrastructure in Azerbaijan: Qurium Media Foundation

Sat, 2017-03-11 00:00

From the article: “Forensic evidence collected by during the past six months shows how a dedicated group of cyber attackers is actively engaged in denial-of-service attacks, intrusion attempts, spear-phishing campaigns and electronic media monitoring from Internet infrastructure associated to the Government of Azerbaijan.

This report summarizes our findings that result from our efforts to repeal and track the attacks. In January 2017, after tens of denial of service and penetration attempts, the same group started to use the same infrastructure used by “AutoItSpy” , a home-grown malware designed to spy and collect information from targeted human rights activists. These overlaps of malicious activities can hardly be explained without considering the existence of a campaign designed to target dissenting voices in the country.”

Read the full Qurium blog post here: