Russian cybercrime group Sandworm linked to multiple attacks

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), the company’s cybersecurity arm that focuses primarily on state-sponsored, espionage-oriented threat actors, has elevated Sandworm, a notorious Russian group, to Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) level and given it a new codename assigned to: APT44.

In a recent analysis of the group, TAG said APT44 has been a “flexible instrument of power capable of serving Russia’s broad national interests,” and said it was crucial in Russia’s war against Ukraine.