As the Obama administration continues to punish Russia for what they describe as Russia’s interference in the US elections, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have come out with a scathing report showing an in-depth analysis of how the Russian government sponsored hacking groups that stole data from the Democratic party in the just concluded presidential elections.
The 13-page document says “the activity by [Russian intelligence services] is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the US government and its citizens,” wrote the authors of the government report. “This [joint analysis report] provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the US government.”
While the report is considered too little too late by experts as the deed has been largely done, other think it proves what the private sector companies like Microsoft and Yahoo have been saying for years. It used be China and Russia but since the US and Chinese president met last year, it looks like attacks from the Chinese end have largely subsided and that leaves only Russia. Using names like the Fancy Bears, the Russian government has been accused of being directly involved in malware attacks on American and western networks and for this, the US government has decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats from the US. The Russian government though has decided not to retaliate seeing as the incoming administration of Donald Trump has been kind of friendly with president Putin. The Russians have long denied that they were involved in any attacks but multiple reports (not just in the US) have said otherwise.
See the full report below;