Like I’ve been saying for a while, more and more details will come out with this whole Trump, Clinton, Russia thing. And now we’re learning, thanks to CyberScoop, that the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a North Korea intelligence agency, did in fact attempt to hack the Clinton campaign systems, specifically by targeting outside advisers.
To an extent this did, in fact, work. The North Korean agency managed to hack one of the Clinton campaign advisers emails who worked for an now unnamed Washington Think Tank.
So what do we learn from this? No one around the world likes Hillary Clinton. The DNC Email systems are worthless. And the North Korea computer folks may be savior than I lead myself to believe.
As written for The Daily Caller by Chuck Ross:
North Korean hackers attempted to infiltrate the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email systems, according to a report circulated within the campaign last year.
According to CyberScoop, North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) attempted to break into Clinton campaign systems by targeting a group of outside advisers working on East Asia policy for the campaign.
Using an attack method known as spearphishing, which attempts to wrangle users’ passwords, the hackers were able to infiltrate the email accounts of outside Clinton campaign advisers who work for an unnamed Washington, D.C. think tank.
The goal of the hacking campaign was to obtain policy papers regarding the campaign’s stances towards North Korea, CyberScoop reports.
The hackers did not breach the Clinton campaign’s computers or email accounts, according to the internal report, which was obtained by CyberScoop. But cyber experts working for the campaign did find that hackers created a spoof email account using a hillaryclinton.com email address to contact the advisers who were hacked.
The timing of the report is likely to raise questions about the Clinton campaign’s internal security measures.