Russian hackers are heavily targeting the US Senate, says Trend Micro


The same Russian hackers that broke into the Democratic National Convention in 2016 are also responsible for numerous cyberattacks against the U.S. Senate and other government groups, according to a new report released today by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro Inc.

Trend Micro attributed multiple attacks to Russian hacker group Pawn Storm, including a phishing site that mimicked the Active Directory Federation Services of the U.S. Senate, which manages access to internal secure systems. Trend Micro researcher Rik Ferguson told the Associated Press the company is “100 percent sure that [the attacks]can attributed to the Pawn Storm group.”

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