We are witnessing so many wars in the digital era. Now it is not about physical wars countries are fighting with each other by hacking each other’s websites. Recently we have seen that Iran hacked US websites. Now, these Russians Hackers hacked Ukrainian gas company.
Russian spies hacked Ukrainian gas company at heart of Trump impeachment trial, the company says
Russian military started spying Ukrainian websites earlier. After that Russian spies have hacked Gas company that is the heart of an impeachment trial of President Trump. That made Ukraine investigate about the company.
According to the cybersecurity firm, In November, The Russian spy agency AKA GRU few attacks as phishing. With that, they started gaining credential of employees. So hackers can easily have access to their email accounts.
In this operation, they started inquiring into Trump and they started seeking information about President Volodymyr Zelensky.
GRU was practising cyberattacks on the presidential campaign from 2016. They started with servers of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. After that, the U.S intelligence community concluded that these actions aimed to help Trump and hurt Clinton.
“The timing of the GRU’s campaign in relation to the 2020 U.S. elections raises the specter that this is an early warning of what we have anticipated since the successful cyberattacks undertaken during the 2016 U.S. elections,”
The Area 1 report says,
“The success of phishing relies on authenticity,”
Phishing is a very popular trick to gain anyone’s credentials. By using Phishing only the hackers started hacking accounts of all employees. In Phishing, they sent links and malware which are very common in the cyberattack.
Yet anything is not proved that what hackers have found. And no one knows what they are searching for. But the experts say that Russians must be looking for embarrassing material on the Bidens. The same thing Mr Trump wanted from Ukraine when he did an investigation of the Bidens and Burisma.
The Area 1 report says,
“Our report is not noteworthy because we identify the GRU launching a phishing campaign, nor is the targeting of a Ukranian company particularly novel. It is significant because Burisma Holdings is [publicly] entangled in U.S. foreign and domestic politics,”
The firm added into it,
“The timing of the GRU’s campaign in relation to the 2020 U.S. elections raises the spectre that this is an early warning of what we have anticipated since the successful cyberattacks undertaken during the 2016 U.S. elections,”