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Russian Hackers Faked Gmail Password Form To Invade DNC Email System

Russian Hackers Faked Gmail Password Form To Invade DNC Email System

Hacking collective Fancy Bear used emails disguised to look as Gmail security updates to hack into the computers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and members of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign staff, according to a report by the SecureWorks cybersecurity company. The emails appeared almost identical to the standard warnings Gmail users get asking them to reset their passwords. Once clicked, the links took users to a page that imitated a Google login page, but which was stealing their password information.

Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/russian-hackers-faked-gmail-password-form-to-invade-dnc-emai?utm_term=.gukkV8eod#.jnBPw0L79

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