Chinese and Iranian hackers associated with the governments of their countries, recently unsuccessfully attacked the campaign headquarters of U.S. President Donald trump and former us Vice-President Joe Biden
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Hackers from China target by cyberattacks staff working on the election campaign Biden
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The attack from Iran was aimed at electoral staff of trump
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Chinese and Iranian hackers associated with the governments of their countries, recently unsuccessfully attacked the campaign headquarters of U.S. President Donald trump and former us Vice-President Joe Biden, announced Google.
“A recently discovered targeted attack group from China, aimed at the campaign headquarters of Biden, and the target of a cyber attack Iranian group, aimed at the headquarters of the trump, realized by means of phishing,” he wrote on Twitter a member of the threat analysis of Google Shane HUNTLEY.
According to HUNTLEY, recorded cyber attacks had no success. “We sent users a warning about the attack and appealed to law enforcement authorities”, – wrote the head of service of information security. He said that hackers from China target by cyberattacks staff working on the election campaign Biden and the attack from Iran was aimed at electoral staff of trump.
Press Secretary of the campaign, Biden said that they knew about the attacks and prepared for them, reports “Interfax”. Press Secretary of the campaign trump also said that they are aware of attempted attacks. “We are vigilant to cyber security and not discussing any of our precautions,” he added.
Iranian and Chinese hackers regularly accused of attacks on U.S. government agencies and organizations. In may, the U.S. accused China and Iran in an attempt to steal intellectual property from American companies and institutions developing vaccines and drugs against coronavirus. According to them, these cyber attacks began in January.
In a statement, the FBI and dealing with the cyber security division of the Ministry of internal security of the United States says only about hackers affiliated with China. But some attacks also can stand Tehran, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing administration officials trump. The US did not name the victims of hacker attacks and did not explain how they came to the conclusion on the responsibility of Beijing, but has promised to release additional information later.