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Russian-linked group behind DNC hack now conducting covert intel operations, firm says

October 4, 2018

Via: The Hill

A prominent Russian-linked hacking group that carried out a series of high-profile cyberattacks during the 2016 election has reverted to more covert intelligence gathering methods, a cybersecurity firm revealed Thursday.

Symantec’s investigations team says that the espionage group known as APT28 or Fancy Bear has opted for more low-key operations the past two years after carrying out the cyberattack against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other high-profile attacks during the 2016 presidential election.

From 2017 and into 2018, APT28 has carried out a range of intelligence gathering operations against military and government entities in both Europe and South America, Symantec found.

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