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Another Security Company Blames Russia-Based Hackers for DNC Attacks

Russian hackers striking DNC (Democratic National Committee) as also the campaign of Hillary Clinton have dug deeper into United States of America's political system attacking consultants, lobbyists, law firms, and think tanks comprising policy groups and foundations, says one person who has knowledge of the attacks' investigations.

One detailed spear-phishing scam was used for targeting nearly 4,000 Google A/Cs with the intention of duping people into enabling admission in order that organizational and personal accounts could be hacked for stealing information. The scam was spread during October through the middle of May, said the person requesting anonymity as he discussed secret information.

The person's input supports the conclusion which CrowdStrike the security company reached last week stating twin Russia-situated hackers' gangs were responsible for the hack.

At first beginning last summer, the assaults on DNC helped infiltrate the PC-networks utilized while pilfer sensitive files, particularly, research by the opposition on Donald Trump the presidential candidate.

CrowdStrike, called in for mitigating the assault while the company condemned dual specialist hacking groups "Fancy Bear" and "Cozy Bear" for the breach, even as the groups reportedly enjoyed connections with the Russia government. Pcworld.com posted this, June 20, 2016.

The groups, according to CrowdStrike were among the most skilled globally. Nevertheless, soon, an individual hacker going by the handle Guccifer 2.0 claimed responsibility for the breach. He added that a second part would follow which nobody would regret as everybody together would manage for discarding the political leaders, who were the wealthy people exploiting the world. However, the date for such forthcoming releases wasn't given.

During first news release about the hack, The Washington Post published that according to DNC sources, the attack hadn't compromised any sensitive information. Now, this most recent news seems as going against the party's statement.

Moreover, Senior Vice-President Michael Buratowski of Fidelis Cybersecurity concludes that from his organization's comparative analysis, it acquiesces what CrowdStrike says while it believes that Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear the twin APT gangs successfully intruded the DNC.

Meanwhile, although hacker Guccifer 2.0 repeatedly says that Russia-based APTs are not responsible for the hacks, each and every clue suggests the contrary.

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