Azerbaijan: Cyber attacks against critical voices point to a government-run team of hackers
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Azerbaijan: Cyber attacks against critical voices point to a government-run team of hackers

VirtualRoad.org has collected forensic evidence that makes it clear that group of hackers is using a variety of methods to spy on and disrupt efforts by independent media covering Azerbaijan and individual dissidents in denial-of-service attacks, intrusion attempts, spear-phishing campaigns and electronic media monitoring that is directly associated with the Government of Azerbaijan. In January 2017, attackers began to attack the same targets from the same place as a known malware program called AutoItSpy, which has specifically targeted human rights activists in the past.


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