Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts – sources

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sourcesWASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The malware, called Regin, is known to be used by the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the sources said. Western cyberattacks against Russia are seldom acknowledged or spoken about in public.



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