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Russian government hackers set a new trend in cyber espionage

Russian government hackers set a new trend in cyber espionage

by sigismund » 2016-08-26 10:54:02


the attack on the democratic party of the United States became the first case when the Russian government used against the United States at the same time and hacking, and doxing.


The fact that world countries spy on each other, for anybody not a secret, although it is not customary to say. Until recently, all intelligence operations in cyberspace carried out by government intelligence agencies, conducted in secret and not become public knowledge. However, as shown by the recent hacking of the US Democratic party, the trend in cyber-espionage began to change dramatically. According to Western security experts, the incident is none other than the government of the Russian Federation, and the Russian "state" hackers represent a new kind of threat to national security.

Attack on the Democratic party of the United States, attributed to a Russian hacking groups and Cozy Bear Fancy Bear, was the first case when the Russian government used against the United States at the same time and hacking, and doxing (gathering information about the object, with subsequent publication in such a manner and in such places where it would cause the greatest impact).

The burglary of the democratic party is not the first instance of government doxing against the US. In 2014 was a massive data breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which supposedly stands for the government of the DPRK. The incident is considered to be the response of North Korean hackers in the film "Interview", where the country's leader Kim Jong-UN is portrayed in a humorous light. However, according to experts, the attack is politically motivated.

According to experts of company FireEye Christopher porter Christopher Porter), hacking the servers of Sony Pictures Entertainment was the starting point in the development of new trends in cyber espionage. This attack was not a secret, watching her whole world, and the same thing is happening now in the case of the PDM.
As reported by porter, FireEye experts for several years of watching how with the help of hackers, the Russian government intervenes in elections. These types of attacks are usually executed by Russia on neighboring countries, but now its aim was the United States.
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