'Topman Democrats kicked in phishing email '

'Topman Democrats kicked in phishing email '

Tech October 21, 2016 07:45

- The mailbox of the Democratic campaign manager John Podesta has been cracked by being trampled in a phishing email. On March 19 this year Podesta got a warning email that appeared to come from Google. He clicked on the link and the hackers had bite. They were given access to his account. Motherboard, the tech magazine news service, reports that Thursday.

WikiLeaks began ten days ago with the publication of the emails. Meanwhile, there are more than 000 messages 23. brought out. WikiLeaks claims to have about 50 000 emails Podesta. Democrats and US intelligence say that Russia is behind the hack.

According to the survey of motherboard is the attack carried out by a shadowy group Fancy Bear, APT28, Pawn Storm, Sofacy and Sednit called. That group might have links with the Russian authorities. Fancy Bear is also associated with cyber attacks on other Democratic goals, but also with a hack in doping watchdog WADA, all organizations with which Russia has quarreled.


Protector SecureWorks says Fancy Bear often used the same method, either bitly they create a shortened URL, which is hidden in fake messages from Gmail. The exact address is not visible. If someone unsuspectingly clicks on the link, get his or her information into the hands of the hackers. According motherboard has Fancy Bear between October 2015 and May 2016 used about 9,000 shortened URLs.

Short addresses were sent to about four thousand people and organizations, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and collective Bellingcat research, which examines the disaster with flight MH17.

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