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The hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter Biden served, began in early November, as talk of the Bidens, Ukraine and impeachment was dominating the news in the United States.
It is not yet clear what the hackers found, or precisely what they were searching for. But the 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.
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
“The attacks were successful,” said Oren Falkowitz, a co-founder of Area 1, who previously served at the National Security Agency.
UMBRAGE - The CIA's hand crafted hacking techniques pose a problem for the agency. Each technique it has created forms a "fingerprint" that can be used by forensic investigators to attribute multiple different attacks to the same entity.
With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the "fingerprints" of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: Agit8dChop
i think the Russians just want to continue the division and general chaos and with the 3 year long temper tantrum that has been going on almost constantly from the dems and it has the bonus aspect of they get to screw with Ukraine again ,plus i personally think putin enjoys trolling as much as trump does on twitter,but putin does it with things like this
originally posted by: carewemust
If Russia accesses negative information about Hunter/Joe Biden by "hacking" a Ukrainian corporation's database, what's the problem? They're helping the U.S. identify high-profile domestic criminals who need to be investigated. Especially so, if the potential criminal wants to represent millions of Americans as a political leader.