Dutch spies watched Russian hackers attack Democrats

Jan 28, 2018, 00:39
Dutch spies watched Russian hackers attack Democrats

Media reports from The Netherlands claim that hackers embedded within the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD watched Russian hackers attack the United States. for years. The evidence goes back more than three years, and the Dutch intelligence service has long since lost its access, meaning that Cozy Bear figured out it was being watched and, presumably, by what means.

The data collected by AIVD began to pay off in November of 2014, when the agency alerted US intelligence officials that the Cozy Bear group had obtained login credentials and email from US State Department employees. enabling the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the State Department to shut down the attack within 24 hours. The unnamed Western analysts were monitoring the hackers' maneuvers inside USA networks and even collected CCTV footage of those involved.

Thursday's reports indicated for the first time that the ally which alerted the United States may have been the Netherlands. The country's analysts were reportedly also able to track the location of the hackers' offices down to a university building next Moscow's Red Square.

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The AIVD intelligence on the Democratic Party hack served as "grounds for the FBI to start an investigation into the influence of the Russian interference on the election", according to the joint investigation. AIVD also compared the photos with the images of known Russian spies to identify potential members of the hacker group, Volkskrant reported.

The report, commissioned by Sen.

We don't know exactly how the Dutch hacking team took over the camera in this story - it could have been via a security flaw in the camera itself, via the software that controlled the camera, or via some other related compromise on the hackers' network. "Never before has a president ignored such a clear national security threat", Cardin wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

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"If Dutch newspapers want to add fuel to the fire of anti-Russian hysteria that exists in America, this is not the most noble occupation", he told Russia's TASS news agency. French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May have in recent months directly accused Russian Federation of interfering. "The U.K. will do what is necessary to protect ourselves, and work with our allies to do likewise".

Commenting on the growing number of foreign states' accusations of alleged attempts by Moscow to "undermine democracy", Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called the claims ridiculous, emphasizing that there was no proof that Russian Federation was involved in the election processes of the United States, Germany, France, or the United Kingdom.

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