FBI, DHS release report on Russian hacking of DNC

FBI, DHS release report on Russian hacking of DNC

[Ed. – The report outlines only hacking of the DNC — not of U.S. election systems.  Yet the MSM and mainstream left outlets like The Hill keep packaging this info as if the hacking actually involved election systems.]

The report, known as a “Joint Analysis Report” or JAR, refers to the Russian hacking campaign as “Grizzly Steppe.” …

The report identifies two Russian intelligence groups already named by CrowdStrike and other private security firms.  …

The FSB is thought to be behind the hacking group known as APT29. A more traditional, long-range intelligence agency, the FSB lurked on the DNC systems for over a year.

The GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service, is thought to be behind the second group that infiltrated the DNC, known as APT28. APT28 is also believed to have breached Podesta’s emails. …

APT28 is thought to be the group responsible for “doxxing” the DNC and Podesta by allegedly providing the stolen missives to WikiLeaks to publish.

Both organizations gained access to the DNC through targeted spearphishing campaigns, in which the hackers tricked targeted users into clicking bogus links that either deployed malware or directed them to a fake webmail domain hosted on Russian infrastructure.

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