The researchers suggest that the target of the attacks were political intelligence and industrial espionage, however
Hackers used to hack computers intoRussian ministries, departments and state enterprises task scheduler of the operating system. Then malware was installed in the system, which was launched at a certain point in time and allowed hackers to collect data on the work of enterprises and government agencies.
In total, 30 organizations from industries, construction, energy, and real estate were attacked, 24 of which are located in Russia, the study says. Their names are not disclosed.
Earlier it was reported that Chinese intelligence intercepted the cyber weapon code that the US intelligence services used to attack its computers. With the same weapon, China has already attacked the networks of US allies.