Experts say the timing and scale of the attacks suggest that the Russians could be searching for potentially embarrassing material on the Bidens " the same kind of information that Mr. Trump wanted from Ukraine when he pressed for an investigation of the Bidens and Burisma, setting off a chain of events that led to his impeachment.I'm sure this was being done by Russia so that they could bury all the incriminating evidence showing the corruption and graft between the Biden family and Burisma. Everyone knows that Russia wants Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump in November. At least that's what I hear that they're saying.....
The Russian tactics are strikingly similar to what American intelligence agencies say was Russia's hacking of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman and the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign. In that case, once they had the emails, the Russians used trolls to spread and spin the material, and built an echo chamber to widen its effect.
Then, as now, the Russian hackers from a military intelligence unit known formerly as the G.R.U., and to private researchers by the alias "Fancy Bear," used so-called phishing emails that appear designed to steal usernames and passwords, according to Area 1, the Silicon Valley security firm that detected the hacking. In this instance, the hackers set up fake websites that mimicked sign-in pages of Burisma subsidiaries, and have been blasting Burisma employees with emails meant to look like they are coming from inside the company.
The hackers fooled some of them into handing over their login credentials, and managed to get inside one of Burisma's servers, Area 1 said.
"The attacks were successful," said Oren Falkowitz, a co-founder of Area 1, who previously served at the National Security Agency.