Russian Hack of DNS, Hillary & Trump Spells Trouble
At DNC, COZY BEAR intrusion has been identified going back to summer 2015, while fancy bear separately breached the network in April 2016.
We have identified no collaboration between the two actors, or even a awareness of one by the other. Instead we observe the two Russian espionage groups compromise the same system and engage separately in the theft of identical credential. - Dimitri Alperovitch
According to the DNC the information regarding Donald Trump were news stories, court documents and video clips. While the hackers had access to the information for one year, no personal, financial or donor information had been accessed or taken. Along with contacting the FBI, CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm, has been hired to install monitoring software to analyze the details of the attack. Conspiracy theorist believe the hack may have been part of a ploy to get Trump into the White House instead of Hillary Clinton. The investigation into the breach is ongoing. Elliot Hill, Mark Sovel and Margaret J. Howell take a closer look into the DNC email hack on the Lip News.