Confidential information about international athletes appeared on the Internet on Wednesday – the second such performance this week.
Russian hackers allegedly stole information from the World Anti-Doping Agency. It contains confidential data on prescription drug abatement given to 25 athletes from eight countries.
Earlier in the week, information on four athletes came online.
A group of Russian hackers known as the “Czar Team” (APT28), also known as “fancy bears”, waived the credibility of whistleblower Yulia Stepanova on a state-sponsored doping scheme in Russia Used phishing techniques for.
Hackers use these credentials to normalize WADA anti-doping management and administration systems.
WADA Director General Oliver Nigle said, “For the athletes who are affected, we are sorry that the criminals have tried to discredit you in this way. We assure you that we are from the highest level of law enforcement and IT security agencies Receive intelligence and advice. ”
investigation by Pound and McLaren states in Russia- Anti-inflammatory elements have been detected. ”
Attacks such as the Wada attack may be diversified to divert attention from Russia’s real goal: the US presidential election.
The company’s chief executive, Scott Berg, said, “Russia’s attempt to help Donald Trump through cyber attacks is such a terrible violation of the American political system that they are trying to get the media and public attention.” American Cyber Consequences Unit.
“It appears that their thinking is that if the media has enough other cyber attacks to write and speak, they will pay less attention to those who attempted to delay the US elections,” he told TechNewsWorld. “It’s like throwing a bee at someone, so he doesn’t notice that a bull is going to calm down.”
Did the Russians do this?
However, security experts have been divided over who carried out the attacks.
Alvivolt’s security guard, Javadvad Malik, said it is very difficult to determine who the attackers are and where they came from.
There is no evidence that the attackers were Russian, as Geoffrey Carr, CEO of Tia Global and author of two books on electronic warfare and data security claimed.
Carr noted that the original HTML of Fancy Bear, contained Korean characters that were later removed. [* Correction – 20 September 2014]
Circumstantial evidence indicating Russian involvement in the violation of WADA, although convincing to others.
“In this particular case, I think a Russian group has done that,” said Israel Barak, CISO of Cybern.
Telegraph CEO Mark Graef said the attack was in line with Russian electronic operations against alleged enemies.
“Given the terrible disagreement about Russia due to doping inside the Russian sporting world and being excluded from the Rio Olympics, it is easy to believe that the same Russian agents who used to undermine democratic institutions in the past, He is also explained that the task of trying to find some dirt. During a storm in the valley.
There is no doubt that feelings against Russia are rising, but Colors is prominent today, as indicated by Car Thai.
“The current climate of Russian phobias and the prospect of coming to power without sufficient evidence is potentially very dangerous,” he said. “Fortunately, the White House and the intelligence community are taking their time to demonstrate that they are careful in making any decision – as they should be.”
However, it can only be a matter of time before the actual results of virtual events occur.
“I don’t think we’ll see an exciting event until a cyber attack of sorts causes a loss of life,” said Jeff Schilling, Armor’s chief of operations.
He told TechNewsWorld, “We have endured many cyber attacks over the years that have had a wide-ranging impact on the business of US-based companies, and we’ve seen intellectual property flying out the door.”
“So far, there has been no recurrence