FBI Probes Hacks Targeting Phones Of Democratic Party Officials

The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four people with direct knowledge of the attack and the investigation told Reuters. Tim Erlin, Sr. Director, Product Management at Tripwire commented below.

Tim Erlin, Sr. Director, Product Management at Tripwire:

tim_erlin“In almost every compromise, the extent of the attack goes beyond the scope that was initially disclosed. We shouldn’t be surprised to learn that’s true here as well.

It’s difficult to guess at the end game of an attacker that’s as well-resourced and expansive as Russia. A nation-state adversary doesn’t generally plan one move, but looks at multiple, multi-step options to achieve a set of goals. This isn’t credit card theft. It’s modern espionage.”