Russian Indictment: They Used Criminal Tradecraft like Spearphishing To Hack The Democratic Party

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2016

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KnowBe4 issued a press release Tuesday, July 17, with commentary and analysis by Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, and Kevin Mitnick, KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, on the social engineering and spearphishing tactics documented in the indictment filed by the US Department of Justice against 12 Russian GRU officers accused of hacking the Democratic Party during the 2016 election. The GRU is a Russian military intelligence unit known as the “Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff.” The Russsian Hackers used multiple units to spearphish various DNC employees and volunteers to get access and used a sophisticated malware payload to grab screens and more. KnowBe4’s complete analysis is available on its blog titled, " Russian Indictment: They Used Criminal Tradecraft like Spearphishing To Hack The Democratic Party"

The press release can be found here:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/knowbe4-analysis-lack-of-security-awareness-training-allowed-russians-to-hack-american-election-300682231.html?utm_content=74474689&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter