Russians Breached Burisma During Trump Impeachment Probe
Hackers believed to be affiliated with Russia’s military breached the Ukrainian company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son had served on the board as it became a focus of the impeachment inquiry, according to a U.S. cybersecurity firm.
Rosa Smothers, Senior VP of Cyber Operations, KnowBe4
“Phishing is the go-to methodology for the Russian services to obtain a user’s credentials and gain access to the broader target network. This put not only Burisma Holdings at risk but their subsidiaries and their vendors as well. Like any fairly sophisticated and organized hacking campaign, they also ran multiple domains that were just similar enough to legitimate Burisma domains that they went unnoticed by users. At the end of the day, the story here is one of ongoing and escalating social engineering efforts by the Russians against their targets of interest – which is why we should expect and plan for such activities during our upcoming election cycle.”