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A prominent Russian-linked hacking group that carried out a series of high-profile cyberattacks during the 2016 election has reverted to more covert intelligence gathering methods, a cybersecurity firm revealed Thursday.
Symantec’s investigations team says that the espionage group known as APT28 or Fancy Bear has opted for more low-key operations the past two years after carrying out the cyberattack against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other high-profile attacks during the 2016 presidential election.
The article goes on to state the following:
From 2017 and into 2018, APT28 has carried out a range of intelligence gathering operations against military and government entities in both Europe and South America, Symantec found.
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