Google has announced it has identified state-sponsored hacking attempts upon both Biden and Trump’s campaign staff, originating from China and Iran respectively. Fortunately, both attacks appear to have failed.
“Recently [Google’s Threat Analysis Group] saw China APT group targeting Biden campaign staff & Iran APT targeting Trump campaign staff with phishing,” Google’s threat analysis director Shane Huntley tweeted on Thursday. “No sign of compromise. We sent users our govt attack warning and we referred to fed law enforcement.”
APT stands for “advanced persistent threat,” meaning a lengthy and targeted cyberattack campaign intending to covertly gain access to a computer network. These campaigns can take place over months or years, and typically remain focused on an individual target. Read more…
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