back to article Cobalt cybercrooks phry up phishing campaign to phling at phinance orgs

A notorious hacking group suspected in attacks across dozens of countries has launched a campaign against banks in eastern Europe and Russia. The so-called Cobalt Group is slinging spear-phishing emails in an attempt to get into the systems of targeted financial organisations. The emails are set up to look like they were sent …

  1. nagyeger

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    It's probably just a little bit of consumer preference/user interface testing. Where are people most likely to click? The link at the bottom or the one in the middle of the screen the user accidentally triggers while trying to persuade their stupid phone to do respond to that really complex user interface interaction known as "scrolling back up to find the delete button".

    Or is that just me?

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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    Europol recently [26 March 2018] arrested a suspect whom it claims is the leader of the gang and Rustam Mirkasymov, head of dynamic analysis department at Moscow-based Group-IB, said the Cobalt hackers have been busy of late. are opposed in a conflict whenever there are new leaders to further operations.

    And have been busy of late would suggest such a reality is the actuality.

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  3. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Looking at the amounts of money taken, this seems (on the surface) of some government sanctioned group and not a bunch of random crims. Logically, if I were to hit one of the targets they've hit for the amounts they've managed to take, I'd be retired in some no-extradition locale really fast. There's obviously more to this then we're being told. Maybe the guy they collared for this is just red herring?

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