500K Italian Public Administration Email Accounts Compromised By Targeted Attackers

500,000 certified Italian public administration emails were compromised by hackers who specifically targeted the Italian Comitato Interministeriale per la Sicurezza della Repubblica (CISR) as reported by Difesa e Sicurezza.

Although CISR was the primary target, the hackers also compromised certified emails related to other Italian public administration agencies according to Roberto Baldoni, the Deputy Director of the Department for Security Information (DIS).

Baldoni also stated that the adversaries showed all the signs of being organized as a cyberespionage group hinting at the possibility that behind this hacking incident was an advanced persistent threat (APT) group with ties to a nation-state.

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