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Fancy Bear the Russian Hackers’ Syndicate Attacks Hundreds of Media Reporters

Pavel Lobkov television anchor of Russia would in a while start his show just then he came to know that his messages of the most intimate kind were posted on the Web.

A number of days back, Lobkov a long time experienced journalist was broadcast live, a person with HIV AIDS. This revelation, which wasn't supposed to have occurred, drew innumerable Russians' responses who were themselves struggling to survive from the viral disease. At present, the TV star was facing hackers' attack.

SecureWorks the cyber-security company supplied data that together with over 40 journalists' interviews was analyzed to reveal that the hackers' gang called Fancy Bear attempted at infiltrating Gmail accounts belonging to 200-or-more bloggers, publishers and reporters way back in mid-2014 while of late some months back. The list gives a picture somewhat of media agencies which often and on draw anger of Russian parliament the Kremlin. Nypost.com posted this, December 22, 2017.

According to Russian columnist Natalia Gevorkyan after examining the data, the mentioned journalists were those which disturbed them. Gevorkyan, who wrote a book regarding her country's intelligence, stated that the hacking attack seemed executed for garnering private e-mails that could later be exploited.

Reportedly, Fancy Bear has been condemned as breaching the Democratic National Committee that resulted in the exposure of electronic mails by Hillary Clinton. The latest revealed hacking attack had the purpose of shaming the media via hijacked info obtained through e-mail.

Reporters worldwide said to the AP the manner in which phishing e-mails landed into their inboxes over years trying to invade networks while acquire admission into information and sources. Understandably, the breaches were Fancy Bear's making.

Plentiful reporters said to the AP their knowledge of them being under threat so they'd included another password protection layer for their electronic mails while chatted solely via the Signal, WhatsApp or Telegram encrypted messaging applications.

Ekaterina Vinokurova a target of Fancy Bear and who's an employee of Znak the regional media agency stated she regularly erased her electronic mails. After just over a week when Chen posted his significant tale that Fancy Bear attempted at hacking his account.

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