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Fancy Bear now fancying Middle East and Asia

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A fancy (enough) bear. Dan Kitwood / Getty

The believed Russian cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear, best known for hacking a variety of political targets during the 2016 election, turned its focus to Middle Eastern and Asian targets in the second quarter of 2017, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.

The intrigue: Fancy Bear is primarily known for attacks against NATO and former Soviet states, with a smattering of attacks against Russian antagonists mixed in. The shift to Middle Eastern and Asian targets would signify a change in priority for the Russian government.