Russian Election Hacking, Take 2

It’s like the Groundhog Day of cyberattacks. Looks like the Russian hacking collective, known as Fancy Bear (do they get style points for that name?), was caught by Microsoft deploying several fake websites, designed to mimic US Senate and conservative think tanks. The sites included The International Republican Institute and the The Hudson Institute, a group that focuses on, among other things, cybersecurity. How’s that for a little election season irony? The team over at Microsoft managed to take down the fake sties but can’t confirm if the bad actors managed to lure anyone into giving away emails (phishing) or unknowingly granting access to networks. Stay tuned.