back to article Remember the Democratic National Committee email leak? Same hackers now targeting EU countries, say malware boffins

The hacker crew behind the US Democratic National Committee breach are still at it and have infiltrated an EU country's embassy in Washington DC, according to infosec biz ESET. The Dukes, aka APT29 or Cozy Bear, were widely fingered as having been behind the infamous hack on the DNC, the governing body of the US opposition …

  1. Danny 2 Silver badge


    You do not have to say anything but...

    1. David Roberts
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      For when you have to duke it out.

  2. TheVogon Silver badge

    The Russians busy stuffing up the EU now that the remoaners lost their battle against democracy presumably?

    "EU's Jean-Claude Juncker rules out fresh Article 50 extension".

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Narrative, tick

    However, there appear to be equally plausible alternative narratives for the ‘DNC hack’ or ‘exfiltration’

    I will keep reading widely

    1. Bite my finger

      Re: Narrative, tick

      No, they are much more plausible than the DNC withholding the supposedly "hacked" computer from the FBI while hiring a private company to do that same "investigation." Sure enough, the well-paid-for verdict from Crowdstrike was that yes, it was those rascally Russians wut done it. Oh, and we must just take their word for it, since the Federal Bureau of Investigation was frozen out by the DNC.

      Funny, that...

      1. Nick Kew

        Re: Narrative, tick

        Citation needed.

        'Cos whatever you're hinting at is either a news story (real or otherwise) that never reached some of us, or something you just dreamed up.

        Since both sides of US politics routinely spread misinformation, how are we to tell which this is?

        1. Degenerate Scumbag

          Re: Narrative, tick

          It's not hard to Google it:

  4. GnuTzu Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Election steering services on the dark web? Natch. Who sells them? There are rumors. But, surely there's no way to regulate the rates for the services, and the rates are sure to be politically biased--depending upon who is behind the offering. Sure, why muck around in the elections of others at your own expense when you can do it for a profit by charging others--and still serve your own political interests.

    The point? Oh, this shit is not going away. Yet, I may well be preaching to the choir. Welcome to the "new world order."

  5. julian_n

    Except . . .

    Except the DNC was done as an inside job via a USB Thumb Drive

    1. JCitizen Bronze badge

      Re: Except . . .

      Now that there is hilarious! Yessiree Bob!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who are ESET

    Click hunters

    They seem to have leveraged a bitly account earlier leveraged by Dell Secureworks looking (and getting) some significant clickbait....

    Oh, and the DNC never did hand over the servers. Its one of the things Trump asked for a copy of for the FBI....


    The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike... I guess you have one of your wealthy people... The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you're surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. <SNIP>


    Nothing to see here.

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