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
According to a Fidelis blog post, "The malware involved
was advanced, and at times identical to malware hacking groups have used in the
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.