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Russian Indictment: They Used Criminal Tradecraft like Spearphishing To Hack The Democratic Party

By July 15, 2018Cyber Security

The email arrived in Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s inbox around March 19, 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, spoofed to look like a standard security request from Google to change his password.

The email was actually from Aleksey Lukashev, a senior lieutenant in Russian military intelligence, using the account “john356gh” to mask his purpose, the official indictment (PDF) shows. The email contained an embedded link that secretly opened Podesta’s account to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, known as the GRU hacking team at 20 Komsomolskiy Prospekt, near Moscow’s Red Square.

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