New: Russian Hackers Targeted Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Email Ahead of the 2016 Election – Motherboard
New evidence shows that during their wide-ranging hacking campaign, Russian hackers tried to hack 6,730 people with 19,315 phishing links.In the span of fourteen months between March 2015 and May 2016, hackers likely working for Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, tried to hack 6,730 people all over the world, sending them around 19,315 malicious links. Their targets were several members of the US military, diplomats all over the world, Russian government critics, Hillary Clinton campaign staffers, and even Hillary Clinton herself, according to a new analysis.We know about the full extent of their wide-ranging espionage operation because the hackers made a fatal mistake. The group, who is known to security experts as APT28, Sofacy, or Fancy Bear, was using the link shortener service Bitly to send out the phishing links, but they left their Bitly accounts public.
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