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Hacker group behind DNC breach, claims security firm


13 Jul, 2016 08:01 am

Doubts about the reported origins of a US Democratic National Committee data breach reflect the inherent difficulty in tracing sophisticated network attacks to their sources.



However, security firm Fidelis Cybersecurity confirmed the accuracy of hacking group CrowdStrike's claims that it was behind the attack that also compromised data from presidential hopeful Donald Trump's election committee.

According to a Fidelis blog post, "The malware involved was advanced, and at times identical to malware hacking groups have used in the past."
TAKEAWAY TRENDThe U.S. Democratic National Committee data breach reflects how cyber attacks from Russia are becoming more sophisticated, with higher-level targets increasingly under attack. 
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