Warning: Russian Hackers Break Into European Embassy In Washington
A new study by ESET shows that the Russian state-backed hacking group Cozy Bear, which has been linked to the notorious Democratic National Committee (DNC) hack during the 2016 US Presidential elections, has breached the embassy of a European Union (EU) member state in Washington, D.C. In addition, the group compromised the foreign affairs ministries in three European countries.
The researchers believe the hackers intended to steal sensitive documents and internal email communications. Matthieu Faou of ESET believes the number of victims is likely to be higher because “we only have a partial view on this campaign.”