Remote access giant TeamViewer says Russian spies hacked its corporate network

TeamViewer, targeted by Russian hackers APT29, confirmed a contained breach without customer data access fears.

: TeamViewer confirmed an attack by APT29, linked to Russian intelligence, on its corporate network. The breach involved a standard employee's credentials on June 26 but didn't compromise customer systems. Known for remote access software, TeamViewer stated no customer data was accessed.

TeamViewer, a major provider of remote access tools, disclosed a cyberattack by APT29, a group linked to Russian intelligence, on its corporate network. The initial intrusion, on June 26, was related to a standard employee account, with ongoing investigations confirming no access to its product environment or customer data.

Martina Dier, the company's spokesperson, did not provide detailed answers on the extent of the breach, including which data might have been accessed. The U.S. government and security experts often attribute APT29's espionage campaigns to Russia's SVR, known for long-term, covert hacking operations focusing on sensitive data theft.

TeamViewer, which serves significant clients like DHL and Coca-Cola, maintains a strict separation between its internal and customer networks. This incident is part of a larger wave of cyberattacks by Russian hackers, with other tech giants like Microsoft also recently targeted. The broader implications reflect continuous efforts by Russian groups to infiltrate U.S. federal agencies and key industries as seen in the SolarWinds incident.