Callisto Group Hackers targeted Foreign Office Data
The UK’s Foreign Office was targeted by highly motivated and well-resourced hackers over several months in 2016.
- The government has investigated the previously unreported attack that began in April last year. However the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre would not say whether data was
- Research published on Thursday by cybersecurity firm F-Secure suggested the attack was a “spear-phishing” campaign, in which people were sent targeted emails in attempts to fool them into clicking a rogue link or handing over their username and
- To do this, the attackers created a number of web addresses designed to resemble legitimate Foreign Office websites, including those used for accessing
- F-Secure does not know whether the attack was successful. The company says the domains were created by hackers that it calls the Callisto Group, which it says is still active.