Yesterday the FBI and DHS released their joint report on the compromise of the Democratic Party during the 2016 Presidential Elections. The report blames the Russians for the cyber incidents that the Democrats suffered. It is worth noting how the Russians compromised the Democrats. Spearphishing. All the dirty work presented in the FBI/DHS report was made possible by spearphishing. The report summarizes the attacks with this graphic: The critical path of the attack goes through Recipient who must perform Step 4 "Clicks on link and enters credentials." What this report skips over is what occurs between Step 3 "Sent To" [...]
On December 13, 2016, The New York Times reported new details of the cyberattack on the Clinton Presidential Campaign. John Podesta At the center of the attack was a spearphishing email to John Podesta, the campaign manager, that started the chain of events which compromised the Clinton Presidential Campaign.