Two Reports Expose Details of
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Whether Russian government instructed hackers to breach the server of Democratic National Committee and steal research of opposition on Donald Trump as well as other documents in recent times, is still not confirmed.
Not only one but two hacker groups of Russian government breached computer network of DNC (Democratic National Committee), to spy on the internal communications and steal research of opposition on Donald Trump, presidential candidate of Republican.
Cozy Bear that successfully penetrate unclassified networks of State Department, Joint Chiefs of Staff and White House in the year 2014, infiltrated Democratic National Committee last summer, as well as monitor the chat and email communications. CrowdStrike believes that Cozy Bear might work for the FSB (Federal Security Service) of Russia.
Fancy Bear that may possibly hack on Russian military's behalf; penetrate the network of DNC in April to acquire the research of opposition on Donald Trump and exfiltrate few of it. This breach had "set off the alarm". As per the Washington Post, Fancy Bear "stole two files" and "had access to the computers of the entire research staff -- an average of about several dozen on any given day".
Joel Harding, consultant as well as former officer with Army's intelligence command, believed and said that Russians are behind this hacking. He could not prove it, and did not think that anybody could surely confirm unless security agencies of Russia committed some stupid mistake. News.vice.com posted on June 17th, 2016, stating that a main political party is a clear target for hackers of Russian government.
Harding agrees that the intelligent services of Russia jockeyed with each other. However, he said that Putin is increasing espionage budget of Russia to improve spying abroad, along with imposing order on services' bureaucracies.
Likewise, Politico just reported that Russian spies number in Europe almost doubled during recent years because tensions have increased between the West and Russia. Harding said that it is not possible to be certain about proportion of additional spies. He also added that Russia has become more aggressive in implanting agents along with viruses, which can quietly acquire information as well as access which might prove useful someday for the purposes that are still unknown.