Washington Post: Government-sponsored group hacked Democratic National Convention to access email, chat traffic, and all ‘opposition research’ on GOP candidate Donald Trump.
Russian hackers believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, have compromised the networks of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), particularly targeting “opposition research” information on GOP candidate Donald Trump, reports the Washington Post.
According to security firm CrowdStrike, which is investigating the attack, two separate hacking groups — dubbed Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear by CrowdStrike — are responsible. DNC first learned of the intrusion in April, but researchers say that attackers had gained access last summer.
See more at the Washington Post.
Dark Reading’s Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio