Russia's Cozy Bear Threat Group Reportedly Accessed RNC Data Through Third Party Breach
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Hackers linked to Russian-intelligence service SVR’s APT 29 or Cozy Bear threat group accessed data from the Republican National Committee during a breach of a third-party provider to the GOP group, sources say. Cozy Bear is accused of having hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016 as well as the breach of SolarWinds, which was revealed last December.
Although the RNC admitted in a statement that its third-party provider Synnex Corp had been hacked, it denied any of its data had been accessed. The recent string of Russia-related cyberattacks, including the REvil gang’s hack of software provider Kaseya, puts pressure on the Biden administration to address the growing number of these attacks. (William Turton and Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg and Nicole Perlrotth and David Sanger / New York Times)
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