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Russian Hackers Impersonate US State Dept Aides In New Phishing Operation

Russian hackers have been found impersonating US State Department aides like public affairs specialist Susan Stevenson and government official Heather Nauert in a new phishing operation aimed at infecting computers of US government agencies, think tanks, and businesses. The phishing emails asked recipients to download malicious documents that would install malicious software and provide hackers extensive access to their systems. Some researchers surmised that the Russian hackers are part of APT 29 that works for the Russian foreign intelligence service.

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