Fancy Bear And Sandworm Suspected Of Macron Email Hacking

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As a result of the cyber attack, the criminals uploaded tens of thousands of emails and documents to the Web.

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The French newspaper Le Monde said it has received evidence of the involvement of the cybercriminal groups APT28 (also known as Fancy Bear) and Sandworm in hacking the electronic correspondence of the campaign headquarters of French President Emmanuel Macron in 2017. As a result of the cyber attack, the criminals uploaded tens of thousands of emails and documents to the Network a few hours before the end of the official campaign.

Evidence of a cyber attack on the campaign was discovered in a presentation by Google researchers on the fight against cyber piracy. According to the publication, the malicious campaign began in March 2017 before the first round of presidential elections in France.

Recall that the cybercriminal group APT28 is accused of attacks on the Montenegrin government and participants in the NATO and US conference on cyber warfare. Sandworm criminals attacked government officials in the European Parliament, and for a long time tried to infect Android phones with fraudulent applications. Attackers also tried to compromise Android developers with the aim of introducing malware into legitimate applications.

Le Monde suggested that, not satisfied with the results of the work of APT28 hackers, the customer turned to the second group.
 
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