The group known as Fancy Bear, reportedly behind recent attacks against the U.S. Democratic National Committee and U.S. political figures, has been widely discussed. Detailed reports about the group’s operation have been published by Microsoft, ESET, FireEye and Trend Micro.
But some interesting details about these attackers have not been covered, and this blog aims to provide more details and fill in some of the blanks.
This isn’t their first election hack
In 2014, the Ukrainian Election Commission was compromised during the presidential election by pro-Russian hackers calling themselves CyberBerkut. They delayed the counting of votes and posted a false claim on the election commissions website that a right-wing candidate had won the election.