Russia’s largest Internet service provider, Yandex was infiltrated by intelligence agencies such as the United States last year but was discovered in time. The cyber attack is a five-eye alliance of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and the goal is to monitor account information. These intelligence agencies used very sophisticated malware to launch attacks, and after successful penetration, they collected intelligence on the Yandex internal network. Yandex is used by most Russians and offers a wide range of Internet-based services. The choice to penetrate the company is, of course, an ideal target for intelligence agencies.
The Yandex security team acknowledged the security incident, but the company said it has long discovered that potential attacks have also developed defensive measures. The intelligence team of the company successfully stopped the attack that the intelligence agency had successfully penetrated the company’s internal network but had not caused damage. In the end, no user’s data was illegally stolen. The company’s network system had no impact.