Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

Delta Electroniks -- A Case Study

By Paul Rosenzweig
Monday, April 25, 2016, 9:14 PM

It often seems to me that the details of cyber conflict tradecraft are lost in a bit of obscurity. Most Lawfare readers probably haven't given a thought to how attribution is done. To that end, I offer this analysis by Treadstone on a front group known as Delta Electroniks:

Treadstone 71 discovered what is believed to be a series of fake/front companies established under the Srekozov name. Searches throughout Russian records for citizens and organizations reveal no such person as Strekozov assumed to be a front legend and organization that is state sponsored and funded

The whole 23 pages is worth a read. It shows, in the end, a complex group of at least 18 companies manufacturaing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) with embedded malware. We are in a maze of twisty passages that all look alike ....