EU officially blames Russia for GhostWriter Operation

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The EU blames Russia for the GhostWriter hacking activities that target high-profile EU officials, journalists, and the general public. The GhostWriter campaign has been ongoing since March 2017 and is aligned with Russian security interests.

The European Union high representative has formally linked Russia to a recent hack-and-leak operation tracked as Ghostwriter.

“Some EU Member States have observed malicious cyber activities, collectively designated as Ghostwriter, and associated these with the Russian state,” reads the announcement published by the European Union. 

“These malicious cyber activities are targeting numerous members of Parliaments, government officials, politicians, and members of the press and civil society in the EU by accessing computer systems and personal accounts and stealing data.”

In earlier August, security experts from FireEye discovered a disinformation campaign directed at discrediting NATO by circulating fake news content on compromised news websites.

According to the report published by FireEye, the operations have primarily targeted audiences in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, in a campaign that has continued throughout 2021.

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