BEX ALERT - RUSSIAN DNC HACKERS ARE TARGETING THE US SENATE, CYBER FIRM SAYS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


BEX ALERT - RUSSIAN DNC HACKERS ARE TARGETING THE US SENATE, CYBER FIRM SAYS

The Russian government-linked hacking group that breached the Democratic National Committee in advance of the 2016 elections is now targeting the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm reported Friday.

Beginning in June, the group, which the firm Trend Micro calls Pawn Storm, set up a phony version of a Senate log in page to con staffers into entering their credentials, according to the report.

The phony login page mimicked the Senate’s “active directory federation service,” which is similar to a universal sign-on page for all components of a Microsoft Windows-based system.

The real Senate directory is not accessible on the public internet, so the hacking group couldn’t simply take mistakenly entered credentials and use them to access Senate systems, Trend Micro said.

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