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Technology distributor SYNNEX has admitted that its systems and Microsoft accounts it tends have been attacked, after the National Committee of the US Republican Party (RNC) named it as the source of a recent security incident. Bloomberg on Tuesday reported that APT 29, aka Cozy Bear, last week attacked the RNC which, as the …

  1. Winkypop Silver badge
    Devil

    At first

    Hackers thought they’d broken into a 4Chan forum, but no, it was the RNC after all.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: At first

      Remember that the purpose of all this is to sow division and confusion inside an opposing country. So they pop Democratic emails to say "badness happening". Then they pop into RNC to look for "badness happening".

      Only... they don't have to distort anything from the RNC. "GOP Rep. Chip Roy says he wants '18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done'" You can't make this stuff up! Or rather, you don't have to if it's the RNC.

      1. Michael Habel Silver badge

        Re: At first

        Where was all this "Goodwill" form the Idiots sreaming about how their Golden-Girl had her anointment stollen from right under her, by them peksy reds?

        Implying that the Deamonrats, have never acted this way either. Hopefully things will get a little better up on the hill next year, and that Nasty Pelosi, can eat, her Icecream, and have her hair done, in the doleque, along with Chuckiem and, AO(Cowfarts)C.

        1. Winkypop Silver badge

          Re: At first

          “stollen”

          Hmmmm, I do like me some Stollen cake!

  2. tip pc Silver badge

    Mega-distie SYNNEX

    never heard of them.

    also why ALL the bold text at the bottom of the article under the heading "SYNNEX distances itself from Kaseya"?

    I was expecting the statement from "Mega-distie SYNNEX" but was just conjecture.

  3. HildyJ Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Nothing to see here?

    Hacked rules for hackees:

    1) Don't say anything until it's reported in the press

    2) Minimize the scope of the hack

    3) Say everything's under control and you're researching it

    4) Hide until there's a new press report

    5) Rinse and repeat

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Nothing to see here?

      Cozy bear is not yer average bear.

      If you get their attention in the states and national security gets involved, they will ask you not to talk to the press.

      Not exactly an nda but, given that they are helping out sane companies oblige.

      Speaking from experience, hence anon.

  4. Androgynous Cow Herd

    RNC claims no data was accessed

    And...after the behavior displayed over the last few years....we are expected to believe them?

    1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

      Re: RNC claims no data was accessed

      Our team worked with Microsoft to conduct a review of our systems and after a thorough investigation, no RNC data was accessed.

      Strange wording. Now read it again...

      Our team worked with Microsoft to conduct a review of our systems and after a thorough investigation, during which no RNC data was accessed.

      1. katrinab Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: RNC claims no data was accessed

        But was any data accessed /before/ the thorough investigation?

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