The Russians who hacked the DNC can now steal iPhone backups from your Mac

Hackers affiliated with the Russian government are believed to have hacked the DNC last year with the purpose of influencing the presidential election. Reports last year revealed that the same hackers who pilfered the DNC servers were responsible for a piece of Android malware that turned phones belonging to the Ukrainian army into location trackers that sent information to the Russian military. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that the same group has also developed a highly sophisticated malware for Macs that can be used to retrieve sensitive information from Apple computers, including iPhone backups.
Called APT28, the Russian hacking group has tools capable of cracking a variety of operating systems, Ars Technica reports, including Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, and Windows.
APT28 is comprised of mostly Russian-speaking hackers who work during Russian business hours. They have targeted Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Romania, the US, and Canada, Bitdefender explained […]

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