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Russia’s APT28 military intelligence hackers, believed to work with Russian military intelligence headquarter in this Moscow office block, have been behind some of the biggest hacks of the last several years. (Credit: Reuters)

Now, clues uncovered by a researcher at cybersecurity firm Dragos and an FBI notification to hacking victims obtained by WIRED in July suggest a likely answer to the mystery of who was behind the intrusion: They appear to be Fancy Bear, a team of hackers working for Russia’s GRU. Also known as APT28, the group has been responsible for everything from hack-and-leak operations targeting the 2016 US presidential election to a broad campaign of attempted intrusions targeting political parties, consultancies, and campaigns this year.

Source: Russia’s Fancy Bear Hackers Likely Penetrated a US Federal Agency | WIRED