The spate of cyberattacks conducted against Polish banking interests earlier this month and tentatively linked to a Russian cybercriminal gang may have in fact been conducted by a different group who attempted dodge blame and frame the Russians with a false flag operation. A Trend Micro report stated it is connecting the Lazarus group to that attacks that saw the Ratankba ransomware being used, dismissing the idea it was a Russian group behind the attacks. The company pointed to the poor use of the Russian language in the code as one clue pointing saying these were probably placed as part of a false flag operation to defer blame from the real attacker.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine