The FBI and Department of Homeland Security released a joint report Thursday on Russian “malicious cyber activity” that included a thorough list of the peculiar secret code names used by Russian hackers.
The joint analysis report — which refers to the Russian activity headlined by its efforts hack into US government and political organizations as “GRIZZLY STEPPE” — included a list of code names used by reported actors associated with the Russian military and civilian intelligence service who engaged in various phishing schemes aimed at foreign targets.
Some of those absurd names included “SEADADDY,” “HAMMERTOSS,” “Energetic Bear,” and “Carberp.” Many of the names include “duke” or “bear,” such as the more well-known alias “Fancy Bear.”
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