The hacker group Fancy Bear, which is associated with Russia, conducted a complex operation to gain access to a correspondence of the US Senate staff. This is reported by the Associated Press with reference to the report of the cyber defense company Trend Micro Inc.
"The same hackers (Fancy Bear), who penetrated the servers of the Democratic Party of the United States, over the past few months have created the conditions for carrying out a spy campaign against the US Senate," Trend Micro Inc. said.
"They continue to be very active - at least in the preparatory work - to again have an impact on public opinion," said Trend Micro Inc. representative.
According to him, the hackers are looking for information that can be published with an open access.
The report of the cyber defense company Trend Micro Inc. states about the results of suspicious websites similar to the US Senate's internal email. According to the digital prints contained in the design of these sites, it is established that the same ones were used exclusively by the Fancy Bear group.
Earlier we reported that researchers of the American company for cybersecurity ThreatConnect told that Russian hackers could plan attacks on anti-doping agencies in response to the disqualification of Russia from the Winter Olympics.