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Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting presidential campaigns for Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting personal email accounts of employees working on presidential campaigns for Joe Biden and Donald Trump, but Google insists there are ‘no signs of compromise’

  • Google reported attempted attacks on presidential campaign personnel
  • Hackers from China target the personal emails of Joe Biden employees
  • While hackers from Iran followed the emails of Donald Trumps employees
  • Google insists there is no evidence that the attacks were successful

Google discovered hacking attempts by China and Iran on personal email accounts of employees of Presidential campaigns for Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

The announcement was made on Thursday, and the strike appears to be spear-phishing attacks – similar to the Russian breach of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman in 2016.

A Google spokesperson told DailyMail.com, “We can confirm that our Threat Analysis Group has recently seen phishing attempts by a Chinese group targeting the personal email accounts of Biden campaign staff and an Iranian group targeting the personal email accounts of Trump campaign staff. “

“We saw no evidence that these attempts were successful.”

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Google discovered hacking attempts from China and Iran on personal email accounts of employees of Presidential campaigns for Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The announcement was made on Thursday, and the strike appears to be spear-phishing attacks

Google discovered hacking attempts from China and Iran on personal email accounts of employees of Presidential campaigns for Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The announcement was made on Thursday, and the strike appears to be spear-phishing attacks

Google’s head of threat analysis, Shane Huntley, shared details about the attempted attack on Thursday.

Recently, TAG China saw APT group targeting Biden and Iran campaign personnel APT targeting Trump campaign personnel with phishing. No sign of compromise, ”the tweet reads.

The groups involved were found to be APT31 and APT35 -APT is an acronym for ‘advanced persistent threat’.

APT35, otherwise known as Charming Kitten or Newscaster, is backed by Iran, and last year Microsoft said it caught the group attempting to target the Trump campaign.

Spokespersons for the Trump and Biden campaigns (photo) confirmed they were aware of the current attacks and said they were unsuccessful

Spokespersons for the Trump and Biden campaigns (photo) confirmed they were aware of the current attacks and said they were unsuccessful

Spokespersons for the Trump and Biden campaigns (photo) confirmed they were aware of the current attacks and said they were unsuccessful

The groups involved were found to be APT31 and APT35 -APT is an acronym for 'advanced persistent threat'. APT35, otherwise known as Charming Kitten or Newscaster, is backed by Iran, and last year Microsoft said it caught the group attempting to target the Trump campaign

The groups involved were found to be APT31 and APT35 -APT is an acronym for 'advanced persistent threat'. APT35, otherwise known as Charming Kitten or Newscaster, is backed by Iran and last year Microsoft said it caught the group attempting to target the Trump campaign

The groups involved were found to be APT31 and APT35 -APT is an acronym for ‘advanced persistent threat’. APT35, otherwise known as Charming Kitten or Newscaster, is backed by Iran, and last year Microsoft said it caught the group attempting to target the Trump campaign

Trump became the target because his government weighed a cyber attack against Iran last month for an attack on Saudi oil facilities accusing the White House of Tehran.

In a 30-day period between August and September, the group, dubbed ‘Phosphorous’ by the company, made more than 2,700 attempts to identify consumer email accounts of specific customers and subsequently attacked 241 of those accounts.

The report of the attacks showed how cyber security will be a major problem in the 2020 elections.

And officials from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have warned of the danger.

Spokespersons for the Trump and Biden campaigns confirmed to TechCrunch that they were aware of the current attacks and said they had failed.

“We knew from the beginning of our campaign that we would be subject to such attacks and we are prepared for it,” said a spokesman for the Biden campaign. Biden for President takes cybersecurity seriously, we will remain vigilant against these threats and ensure campaign resources are protected. ‘

China and Iran are not the only foreign actors to interfere in the elections, it seems that Russia has returned for a second round. Vladimir Putin's agents (pictured) want to help Trump as well as raise public doubts about the outcome of the election

China and Iran are not the only foreign actors to interfere in the elections, it seems that Russia has returned for a second round. Vladimir Putin's agents (pictured) want to help Trump as well as raise public doubts about the outcome of the election

China and Iran are not the only foreign actors to interfere in the elections, it seems that Russia has returned for a second round. Vladimir Putin’s agents (pictured) want to help Trump as well as raise public doubts about the outcome of the election

However, China and Iran are not the only foreign actors to interfere in the elections, it seems that Russia has returned for a second round.

In February, a senior intelligence official told lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 elections to re-elect Donald Trump.

The New York Times revealed that the official was part of a briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Democratic Trump enemy Adam Schiff, and told lawmakers on both sides about Russia’s support for a second Trump term.

Commissioners were informed that Russia prefers Trump, CNN reported, and were also told of its efforts to improve electoral infrastructure and the

Kremlin’s continued efforts to use social media platforms in his mistrust campaign.

Vladimir Putin’s agents want to help Trump as well as raise public doubts about the outcome of the election, officials informed lawmakers during the session about “the integrity of our upcoming election.”

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