(Reuters) – The US Department of Justice said on Tuesday that it had seized two Internet domains used in javelin attacks that mimicked e-mail communications from the US International Development Agency.
The Department of Justice said it seized two command-and-control (C2) and malicious domain distribution domains on May 28 after winning a court decision to do so. The seizure was made in the hope of identifying groups that had been exposed and stopping future vulnerability.
Microsoft said last week that Nobelium, a Russian group that had been behind SolarWind's cyberattack identified last year, had turned to authorities, believe tanks, consultants and NGOs.
"Friday's court-authorized domain seizure reflects the FBI Washington Field Office's continued commitment to cyber-victims in our region," said FBI Washington Field Deputy Director Steven D & # 39; Office.