WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had seized two Internet domains that had been used in spear-phishing attacks that mimicked email communications from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Justice Department said that it seized two command-and-control (C2) and malware distribution domains on May 28 after winning a court order to do so. The seizure was done in hopes of identifying groups that had been victimized and stopping future victimization.
Microsoft said last week that Nobelium, a Russian group which had been behind the SolarWinds (SWI.N) cyberattack identified last year, had turned to targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations. read more
"Friday’s court-authorized domain seizures reflect the FBI Washington Field Office’s continued commitment to cyber victims in our region," said Assistant Director in Charge Steven D'Antuono of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
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