Deepfake is a Russian hacking group that has been active since 2013, according to a new report from the Washington Post.
The report says the group was responsible for a series of recent spearphishing attempts aimed at companies and governments around the world.
It says the attempts targeted companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Netflix, and used the same techniques it used to target banks and other companies.
The group’s main goal, the report says, was to “undermine the legitimacy of Western institutions and governments through covert attacks, cyber espionage, propaganda, disinformation campaigns, and cyber operations.”
In an emailed statement to The Verge, Deepfake said the group’s goal is “not to influence political opinion, but to undermine the security and integrity of our network and its services, to undermine its credibility as an industry, and to gain access to critical information.”
The group says its mission is to “destroy the Western democracies” and is working with other actors to do so.
According to the report, Deepblack uses the “Pumpkin” malware to target businesses in Europe, including Starbucks and Coca-Cola, which was used to infiltrate the systems of European banks in 2015.
It also used similar techniques to infiltrate Starbucks systems in the US, where it obtained a court order to spy on the coffee chain.
The attack group has been described as a “state actor” by the United Nations.
According the report: “Deepblack has developed sophisticated methods to penetrate corporate networks and exploit vulnerabilities in corporate networks to gain unauthorized access to information and data stored on those networks.
This capability is critical to its operations and the operations of the group.”
According to a Deepblack spokesperson, the group uses the PUMPKIN malware, a type of malicious software developed by the Chinese government.
It has also been used by state-sponsored actors to infiltrate and disrupt networks in the past, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson declined to comment on how Deepblack acquired the data it used.