Russian hackers who attacked Democratic Party laying ground to spy on US Senate

Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 13:52

A cybersecurity firm said in a report on Friday that the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the US Senate.

“They're still very active, in making preparations at least, to influence public opinion again,” said Feike Hacquebord, a security researcher at Trend Micro Inc. who authored the report. “They are looking for information they might leak later.”

“The Administration needs to take urgent action to ensure that our adversaries cannot undermine the framework of our political debates,” the Senate Sergeant at Arms office said in a statement.

“We are 100 percent sure that it can be attributed to the Pawn Storm group,” said Rik Ferguson, one of the Hacquebord’s colleagues.