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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:58 AM

Russian hackers are laying the groundwork to spy on the US Senate, cybersecurity firm says

Source: Business Insider

The US Senate was targeted last year by the same hacking group that broke into the Democratic National Committee servers during the 2016 presidential election, according to the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

The research firm found that phishing sites were set up by Pawn Storm, also known as Fancy Bear or APT28, mimicking the Senate's internal email system in an attempt to gain users' login credentials.

"By looking at the digital fingerprints of these phishing sites and comparing them with a large data set that spans almost five years, we can uniquely relate them to a couple of Pawn Storm incidents in 2016 and 2017," the researchers wrote.

They added that the phishing emails, while not advanced in nature, are often "the starting point of further attacks that include stealing sensitive data from email inboxes."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russian-hackers-fancy-bear-laying-groundwork-to-spy-on-us-senate-2018-1

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MelissaB Jan 2018 OP
lagomorph777 Jan 2018 #1
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #2
lagomorph777 Jan 2018 #3
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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:07 AM

1. This is how Putin has been gathering the Kompromat that Trump is using

to boss around RePutin senators, now even successfully blackmailing Assley and Graham Cracker.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:24 AM

2. I wonder if they have flipped due to

blackmailing or for taking Russian money as campaign contributions or are those the same thing?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:48 AM

3. Taking campaing money becomes Kompromat.

So in a way, the same thing.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:50 PM

4. umm. So are Republicans concerned???

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