The DNC was …. Guess What? HACKED by…… RUSSIA!!!

Written by on January 18, 2019

The DNC was …. Guess What? HACKED by…… RUSSIA!!!

The DNC declared it was targeted in a cyber attack– likely by the “Russians” just days after November’s midterm elections.

The allegation was revealed in court papers where the DNC stated that the hackers appear to have made use of the very same strategies as the Russian hacking group “Cozy Bear”– or PROPER 29– that is allegedly connected to Russian intelligence.

The cyber attack appears to have been not successful, this is a part of the lawsuit against the Russian federal government over claims of hacking throughout the 2016 presidential political election.

“On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spear-phishing campaign, although there is no evidence that the attack was successful,”

the DNC wrote in the complaint, according to ABC News.

“Therefore, it is probable that Russian intelligence again attempted to unlawfully infiltrate DNC computers in November 2018,”

The filings show that the alleged Russian group used the so-called “spear-phishing” method in which cyberpunks send out a malicious link from a supposedly legitimate individual or a source to individuals in an effort to trick them into opening up the link that would certainly enable the cyberpunks to swipe data.

In the most recent supposed cyber strike versus the DNC, hackers utilized email accounts that falsely provided a perception they were from the UNITED STATE State Department, cybersecurity firm FireEye claimed in a write-up. They reportedly targeted numerous entities, consisting of defense professionals.

FireEye does not state that the cyber strike definitely came from Russia– just that the effort mirrors the methods used by teams connected to Russian intelligence.

“There are several similarities and technical overlaps between the 14 November 2018, phishing campaign and the suspected APT29 phishing campaign on 9 November 2016, both of which occurred shortly after U.S. elections,

“APT29 is a sophisticated actor, and while sophisticated actors are not infallible, seemingly blatant mistakes are cause for pause when considering historical uses of deception by Russian intelligence services,”

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