One more cyber attack was targeted on DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) of the Democratic Party. DCCC performs the function of collecting funds needed to spend on the campaign for election of the president from Democratic Party.
The attack on the DCCC and Democratic National Committee (DNC), which cyber-security firms examined, reveal evidence of Russian hackers being responsible for both the hacks.
A team comprising cyber security investigators from Fidelis and ThreatConnect studied the cyber assault on the DCCC. As per early reports, the network intruders tricked people in a way that they would view the hacked DCCC website as also make changes to the menu web-address leading onto the donation web-page of the site in order that the menu URL is substituted with a phishing URL.
Separately, ThreatConnect used “open source intelligence,” which’s freely available information, during a probe of the e-mail id of Guccifer 2.0 the hacker associated with DNC breach. Thehill.com posted this, August 2, 2016.
Security investigators insist that computer attackers doing a task for Russian intelligence executed the hack against DNC. It’s reported that the government of United States agree although one can’t say for certain in what way WikiLeaks got hold over the DNC e-mails.
Cyber security firms state that during the DCCC breach, the phishing website that was utilized had one e-mail address same as that used previously for registering many other URLs utilized for phishing as well as more assaults by the identical gang called Fancy Bear.
In an interview by BuzzFeed News of DNC’s spokesperson to know if Democratic Party members were unwittingly victimized with a fraudulent site of ActBlue, it got no instant response.
Russia strongly denies the allegation that it supported the hack into DCCC and DNC and also the online postings by WikiLeaks of the Democratic Party electronic mails. During the last days of July, Russia declared unearthing a hackers’ attack targeted at its own computers, asserting that an espionage malware was discovered inside some twenty organizations’ servers. And while Russian Federal Security Service didn’t state who according to it backed the attack, it did state the assault was similar to the oft-happening cyber-espionages