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Russian energy hackers' attack infrastructure exposed

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Kaspersky Lab identified a large number of servers used as infrastructure for a hacking campaign widely believed to be run by the Kremlin. One of those servers belongs to a Russian opposition party.

The background: Energetic Bear, also known as Dragonfly or Crouching Yeti, is a Russian-speaking hacking group targeting the energy sector and other industrial systems. Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab does not traditionally attribute attacks to governments, but many observers — including the U.S. government — believe that Energetic Bear is an espionage operation conducted by Russia.