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Technology Russian Hackers Attacked Burisma in Midst of Impeachment Inquiry

13:35  14 january  2020
13:35  14 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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In the midst of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Russian hackers attacked the Ukrainian gas company linked to the inquiry Hackers for the Russian intelligence agency GRU began attacking Burisma as early as November, according to Area 1. The timing of the

(Bloomberg) -- In the midst of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Russian hackers attacked the Ukrainian gas company linked to the inquiry , according to cybersecurity experts.Researchers at Area 1, a security company run by a former National Security Agency official

(Bloomberg) -- In the midst of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Russian hackers attacked the Ukrainian gas company linked to the inquiry, according to cybersecurity experts.

a close up of a laptop computer sitting on top of a keyboard: Red light illuminates the keys of a laptop computer.© Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Red light illuminates the keys of a laptop computer.

Researchers at Area 1, a security company run by a former National Security Agency official, said Russian hackers sent phishing emails to subsidiaries of Burisma Holdings to try to penetrate the Ukrainian energy company. The email accounts of Burisma employees were accessed, but it’s unclear how that was used or what material may have been gained, according to the report released Monday.

Russian hackers reportedly hit Ukrainian gas firm at heart of Trump impeachment

  Russian hackers reportedly hit Ukrainian gas firm at heart of Trump impeachment The attacks had the earmarks of the 2016 hack on the DNC.The hacking attempts began in November, the newspaper reported, citing security experts, as impeachment talk was gearing up in the US. It wasn't immediately clear whether the hackers found anything, but experts told the newspaper that they may have been after the same kind of information Trump was after he sought the investigation into the Bidens.

A leak of stolen data could potentially affect the impeachment process and the US election contest.

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Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, was on Burisma’s board from 2014 until last year. Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has alleged that the elder Biden, when he was vice president, derailed an investigation into Burisma to protect his son.

In 2016, Biden called for the ouster of Ukraine’s prosecutor general, who in the eyes of U.S. leaders and Western allies, had been too tax in combating corruption. But a Ukrainian investigation into Burisma’s founder had ended the year before.

In a July 25 telephone call, Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to “look into” allegations of wrongdoing by Biden. A whistle-blower’s complaint about the call triggered the impeachment inquiry, which began in September. Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is expected to begin next week.

Russians hacked Ukrainian firm connected to impeachment

  Russians hacked Ukrainian firm connected to impeachment The U.S. cybersecurity firm that discovered the breach said it could be an "early warning" of similar efforts to influence the upcoming presidential election.That inquiry examined whether Mr. Trump abused his office by pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into Burisma and the Bidens.

Russian hackers hacked into the websites of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma , whose board of directors included the son of the former US Vice President Joe Biden, the potential rival of Donald Trump in the 2020 election. This is reported by The New York Times. Attempts to hack Burisma sites

Russian military hackers late last year infiltrated Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian That inquiry examined whether President Trump abused his office by pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr An image of Burisma Holdings' email login page. Cyber security firm Area 1 released a report stating

“Donald Trump tried to coerce Ukraine into lying about Joe Biden,” Andrew Bates, a Biden campaign spokesman said in an email late Monday night. “Now we know that Vladimir Putin also sees Joe Biden as a threat.”

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Hackers for the Russian intelligence agency GRU began attacking Burisma as early as November, according to Area 1.

The timing of the alleged attacks, months ahead of the first presidential primary, “is an early warning” of the style of attacks foreign adversaries may use to influence the 2020 presidential election, Area 1 said in its report. The tactics of Russia’s GRU were similar, if not identical, to the methods used in 2016 to hack emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, Area 1 said in the report. The report didn’t explain if the attacks have stopped.

“All cyber-actors have goals, and they figure out what works to guarantee that they are successful with the least resistance possible,” according to the report. “The Burisma Holdings campaign is yet another example of the phishing playbook being applied to great effect.”

NYT: Experts find evidence Russians hacked Ukrainian gas company

  NYT: Experts find evidence Russians hacked Ukrainian gas company Any relationship between former Vice President Joe Biden, his son and the Ukrainian gas company Burisma has become a central figure in the 2020 election campaign and the impeachment of Donald Trump. Now, in a situation with echoes of the 2016 election, the New York Times reports that a security firm has detected successful phishing attacks on Burisma by hackers connected to Russia. In 2016, hackers released emails from the Democratic National Committee they accessed after using a targeted attack against Hillary Clinton's campaign manager.

Then, as now, the Russian hackers from a military intelligence unit known formerly as the G.R.U., and to The Russian attacks on Burisma appear to be running parallel to an effort by Russian spies in The call became central to Mr. Trump’s impeachment last month. The Biden campaign sought to

Russian hackers from the same military intelligence unit that Area 1 said was behind the operation targeting Burisma have been indicted for hacking The cybersecurity researchers said the operation targeting Burisma used tactics, techniques and procedures that GRU agents had used repeatedly in

Area 1’s report was reported earlier by the New York Times.

“Russia showed us their playbook in 2016, and intelligence officials across the government have warned that Russian meddling will only get worse this year,” Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security said in a statement on Monday night. “The President owes it to all Americans to condemn all forms of election interference and demand Putin put a stop to it.”

(Updates with context, Biden campaign statement, starting in fourth paragraph.)

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Ukraine Probes Alleged Spying on U.S. Diplomat and Burisma Hack .
Ukrainian police opened criminal investigations into the alleged illegal surveillance of a former U.S. ambassador by people linked to President Donald Trump and a cyber-attack against a company mentioned in his impeachment proceedings. The probe into the possible monitoring of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch follows the release of records from U.S. House committees that suggest that Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was keeping tabs on the diplomat’s whereabouts when she was stationed in Ukraine.

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