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Pawn Storm, the hacking group aligned to the Russian government that penetrated the Democratic National Committee, has mounted additional "brazen attacks" over the past eight months, including persistent targeting of the U.S. Senate internal email system, according to a cybersecurity firm that has tracked their progress.


A report released Friday by Trend Micro said the hackers, also known as Fancy Bear, had also targeted several Winter Olympics organizations, notably after Russia was excluded from the Games because over doping allegations.

"In the second half of 2017 Pawn Storm, an extremely active espionage actor group, didn’t shy away from continuing their brazen attacks," according to the report, entitled "Update on Pawn Storm: New Targets and Politically Motivated Campaigns."

Trend Micro. Inc. says the hackers, starting in June 2017, set up phishing sites mimicking the Active Directory Federation Services of the U.S. Senate.

"The real ADFS server of the U.S. Senate is not reachable on the open internet, however phishing of users’ credentials on an ADFS server that is behind a firewall still makes sense," the report says. "In case an actor already has a foothold in an organization after compromising one user account, credential phishing could help him get closer to high profile users of interest."

The Senate Sergeant at Arms office, which is responsible for the upper house’s security, declined to comment, the Associated Press reports.

One type of email used by the hackers is supposedly a message from the target’s Microsoft Exchange server about an expired password. The other says there is a new file on the company’s OneDrive system.

The cybersecurity firm says it has been tracking Pawn Storm's activities closely for four years including phishing attempts against political organizations in Iran, France, Germany, Montenegro, Turkey, and Ukraine.

"They're still very active — in making preparations at least — to influence public opinion again," Feike Hacquebord, a security researcher at Trend Micro Inc., tells the AP, which first reported the story "They are looking for information they might leak later."
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...With the Winter Games only a month away, Trend Micro says the hackers began in the second half of 2017 targeting several International Olympic Wintersport Federations, such as the European Ice Hockey Federation, the International Ski Federation, the International Biathlon Union, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation and the International Luge Federation.

The reports note that the efforts began around the time that several Russian Olympics players were being banned for life in the fall of 2017.

The report also says, without elaboration, that Pawn Storm had some success in compromising the World Anti-Doping Agency and TAS-CAS, the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

At that time, Pawn Storm sought active contact with mainstream media either directly or via proxies and had some influence on what some of them published, the report says.

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Of course not, makes good blackmail material for Trump and Putin.
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According the AG Jeff Sessions, an adversary of civil rights in America, the DOJ has no efforts underway to prevent Russian interference in the US elections at this time. Or at least Sessions was unaware of any efforts the last time he testified before Congress.

This is an issue that has Democrats in Congress very concerned. Instead of the Republicans investigating the 2016 Russian intervention and focusing on creating legislation to prevent future intervention the Republicans have gone off on a tangent in an effort to protect Trump. Democrats do believe finding out what happened in 2016 is important but more important is preventing a repeat in 2018 and beyond. Republicans are not focused on that apparently because they know that any Russian interventionism in 2018 will be to their advantage because Russia's not going to switch sides after arguably being the deciding factor in tipping the scales so that Trump was elected.

Trump and Sessions are not going to take any actions to prevent the Russians from corrupting our elections. It's going to be up to Congress and the Republicans in Congress need to stop worrying about protecting Trump and start worrying about protecting the United States.
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No ones been concerned about Hacking our elections since ....forever.
Neither Ds or R care really about the DOMESTIC hacking. Forign hacking is far less of a real potential problem.
Heck Clinton cheated on her OWN PARTY.



https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBy...9fmDg8PyZv1AlQ

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Bern, NC - Voting machines displayed the names of all Democrats, with checkmarks voting for them, and took many corrections from election staff before they finally allowed voter to vote for any Republicans.
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as far as hacking is concerning in general

CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...enate-staffers
no one was real concerned about this either.

but Ok let me get this strait. Russia, a forign country is trying to hack into our gov't computers?!?!?!?!



that's what foreign countries do to each other.
we need to deal with ... everyday. that activity is on auto pilot.
If Trump needs to BUMP up protections fine. but the pentagon and Intel agencies have known for decades that Russia, China Iran Israel, Germany, NK, the mafia, the Yakusa, university students and others are hell bent on cracking into every thing we have.

Trump might not know it but whats new there.


https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/w...on-report.html

NSA statement does not deny 'spying' on members of Congress
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...mbers-congress

Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
https://www.wired.com/2012/04/shady-companies-nsa/

Israel Eavesdropped on President Clinton’s Diplomatic Phone Calls
Israel Eavesdropped on President Clinton?s Diplomatic Phone Calls

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Why would the US spy on its allies? Because everyone does - CNN

...Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden comments
“...I have to admit my definition of what the Russians did [in attempting to hack the Democratic National Committee] is, unfortunately, honorable state espionage," "That’s what we do. By the way, I would not want to be in an American court of law and be forced to deny that I never did anything like that as director of the NSA,...”


so yes, Russia and everyone are trying to hack congress and more.
I wish people would get real and stop trying to spin it as something new and sinister with treasonous TRUMP connections. When it's business as usually for all the world's creepy asre governments.
If you've got some hard evidence of Trump bring it but all this Trump SMELLS of Russia innuendo crap is kinda pitiful.
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...According to an internal NSA document recently published by journalist Glenn Greenwald, Israel’s Unit 8200 eavesdroppers “target us to learn our positions on Middle East problems.” A CIA-led National Intelligence Estimate on cyberthreats in 2013 “ranked Israel the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.,” behind only China and Russia. Newsweek has reported recently on alleged Israeli espionage against the United States, despite its official pledges to stop after the 1985 arrest of its American agent, U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard...
"Cybersecurity firm warns of effort to penetrate..."
okkk, yes, yes, Russia and China and even Israel.. are hackers trying to get into everything. biz as usual.

thanks for the heads up guys
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...According to an internal NSA document recently published by journalist Glenn Greenwald, Israel’s Unit 8200 eavesdroppers “target us to learn our positions on Middle East problems.” A CIA-led National Intelligence Estimate on cyberthreats in 2013 “ranked Israel the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.,” behind only China and Russia. Newsweek has reported recently on alleged Israeli espionage against the United States, despite its official pledges to stop after the 1985 arrest of its American agent, U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard...
"Cybersecurity firm warns of effort to penetrate..."
okkk, yes, yes, Russia and China and even Israel.. are hackers trying to get into everything. biz as usual.

thanks for the heads up guys
Yeah its not that bad, besides Israel is our ally, and Aman works extensively with our own IC, its different when you have an enemy doing it to use against you.

Also, be careful of Greenwald, he pushes quite a bit of Russian propaganda.
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so yes, Russia and everyone are trying to hack congress and more.
I wish people would get real and stop trying to spin it as something new and sinister with treasonous TRUMP connections. When it's business as usually for all the world's creepy asre governments.
If you've got some hard evidence of Trump bring it but all this Trump SMELLS of Russia innuendo crap is kinda pitiful.

Yet you are ignoring the issue here aren't you? The point being, Trump made a deal with Russia to use those hacked e-mails to help him get elected, in return he promised to remove sanctions and effect US-Russian relations in a positive way.

I don't understand why you keep mis-representing the truth here and keep 'whatabouting', every time someone points out something bad that Russia is doing you immediately jump to their defense and say, but so is this other person here....blah blah.....I suppose I should be glad that you at least admit that Russia did hack the DNC now though. baby steps!

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Yet you are ignoring the issue here aren't you? The point being, Trump made a deal with Russia to use those hacked e-mails to help him get elected, in return he promised to remove sanctions and effect US-Russian relations in a positive way.

I don't understand why you keep mis-representing the truth here and keep 'whatabouting', every time someone points out something bad that Russia is doing you immediately jump to their defense and say, but so is this other person here....blah blah.....I suppose I should be glad that you at least admit that Russia did hack the DNC now though. baby steps!

We'll get you over the line.
"Trump made a deal with Russia to"
where's the PROOF of this deal Red?
people have been investigating for a year and they got crap.

"those hacked e-mails to help him get elected,"
the e-mails were leaks proven so by Intel Investigations. and alway insisted on by Assange
http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...tml#post847126

the e-mails just exposed how Craptasic Hillary IS.
she SHOULD have lost. The NEWS orgs should have exposed the same.
sadly the we've got to rely on hackers and whistleblowers NOT going to the MSM 1st just so the American people can have clear view of our skanky politicians and some of our gov't's shady shenanigans

And I jump to other people doing it becasue IT'S TRUE!
show me some real things they've done anfd i'll be there but all the ASSUMPTIONS of Russian guilt in EVERYTHING are Macarthisic BS
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Yeah its not that bad, besides Israel is our ally, and Aman works extensively with our own IC, its different when you have an enemy doing it to use against you.

Also, be careful of Greenwald, he pushes quite a bit of Russian propaganda.
where's the PROOF that what greenwald says is simply "Russian proganda" and not factual Red?
sheesh loiuse man.

Obama is a Muslim brotherhood Gay Baptist racist that hates AMERICA too i suppose.
or maybe the the CHINESE are behind it all!!!

CHINESE PROPAGANDA watch out for it Red.
they are our ENEMY therefore who knows.

Please man just give some proof for you fears and blanket dismissalls of information.
I'm not buying this RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA fearmongering. it's hotair.

Look I'm no Trump fan but this Russia stuff is BS. There are other things he's done that are bad. work those. I'll probably be with you. If their evidence for it.
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