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According to Microsoft, a hacking group named Cadet Blizzard, which has been linked to Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), is responsible for a series of cyberattacks against Ukraine and its Western allies in 2022 and this year.
Microsoft’s threat intelligence teams have identified Cadet Blizzard as the group behind these cyberattacks. The company revealed in a blog post that this criminal organization specifically targets Ukraine and NATO member-states that provide military assistance to the country, which is currently dealing with conflict.
Microsoft stated that Cadet Blizzard was responsible for the destructive WhisperGate wiper attacks against Ukraine in January 2022, which occurred prior to Russia’s invasion of the country. The group was also involved in attacks on Ukrainian websites in early 2022.
In addition to Ukraine, Microsoft believes that hackers from Cadet Blizzard has targeted various organizations in Europe and Latin America. The hacking group has been active since 2020, according to Microsoft’s findings.
Microsoft has cautioned that the Russian hacking group, Cadet Blizzard, remains consistently active in cyberspace and strategically conducts its operations during the off-business hours of its primary targets to minimize the likelihood of detection.