Google announced hacking attempts to interfere with the computer systems of the campaign headquarters of President Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden
About this on Twitter wrote the head of the department of cybersecurity Google Shane Hutley.
He suggests that hackers could be connected to Iran and China. These are hackers from the APT35 or Charming Kitten groups.
In particular, emails with links designed to collect passwords and infect devices with malware were sent to Biden’s campaign headquarters.
At the same time, Google assures that the hacker attacks were unsuccessful.
In connection with the incident, Huntley gave recommendations on how to act in such a situation. In particular, he advised improving the protection of personal accounts. At the very least, apply two-factor authentication.
Trump was told that they noticed an attack by hackers and took appropriate measures to prevent it.
They also noted that the staff of the election headquarters are aware of what steps should be taken in such situations.