In February 2017, a security researcher with the German antivirus company Kaspersky Lab said that it had found an open source exploit for the Microsoft Edge browser.
Kaspersko had then found another vulnerability that was used in Microsoft’s popular Edge browser, and the company also reported the issue to the US government.
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said it had also discovered a vulnerability that could allow attackers to hack the credit card network.
A few months later, it was reported that one of the attackers had used the vulnerability to launch a credit card-hacking attack on a small Australian company.
The attackers, dubbed “CatchMe” by the company, exploited the vulnerability by sending a fake email address to the customer.
The company was not able to confirm the authenticity of the email.
On March 28, the NCA reported that the company had been contacted by a “highly credible” cybercriminal who had used a vulnerability in Edge to compromise their company’s systems.
“The attack was able to take place as the company’s internal system was still up and running,” the NCB said.
A month later, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said the company could not confirm the security breach.
In April, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence said it was investigating the attack.
“We have received credible information that the Russian Federation is responsible for the malicious activities associated with this incident,” the US official said.
“Russia has been accused of hacking into US voting systems at least as far back as at least August 2016.”
The Russian hacking group Fancy Bear was behind the Fancy Bear email leak, which was first reported by The Intercept.
The hacker group also claimed responsibility for the attack that targeted the Bank of America (BAC) and the United Bank of Russia.
The hackers also posted a number of documents online that purported to be the bank’s internal emails.
A spokesperson for the SFO said the investigation into the breach was ongoing.
In May, the British Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said they were “committed to helping our local partners”.
In June, it reported that a UK bank had been the victim of a credit-card fraud scam, but said it could not verify the identities of the fraudsters involved.
In August, the Russian government said it would not be taking responsibility for any attacks.
The attack came after the hacking group also leaked sensitive information from the Bank and the UN.
In October, the Office of Communications said it received a tip-off from a US government agency about a hack that had been carried out by Fancy Bear.
In November, the SFI said that “there is no evidence that anyone is targeting or compromising any banks in the UK, UK banks, the City of London, or the Royal Bank of Scotland”.