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Group Accused Of DNC Hack Also Targeted Firm Formerly Known As Blackwater: Report | The Huffington Post

Group Accused Of DNC Hack Also Targeted Firm Formerly Known As Blackwater: Report | The Huffington Post

A cyber-espionage group that targeted political parties during U.S. and French elections also launched a phishing campaign against Academi, the private military firm formerly known as Blackwater, a new report says.

Pawn Storm, a hacking group also known as Fancy Bear, targeted Academi on April 24, 2014, according to a report released Tuesday by the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. Crowdstrike, another security firm, has said Fancy Bear is believed to be “closely linked“ to Russian intelligence services.

The Trend Micro report does not indicate whether Pawn Storm succeeded in stealing information from Academi during the phishing attack.

Source: Group Accused Of DNC Hack Also Targeted Firm Formerly Known As Blackwater: Report | The Huffington Post