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Fancy Bear Hackers Tainted Dumped Emails with False Data
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 02:16:06 AM »
Fancy Bear Hackers Tainted Dumped Emails with False Data
28 May 2017, 12:07 am

Hackers from Fancy Bear, the espionage hacker group with Russian Ties, reportedly snuck false information in the data trove they leaked from the Democratic National Committee during the American elections. 

According to a report from Citizen Lab, an organization with ties to the University of Toronto, the hackers planted information inside emails belonging to a journalist that's a critic of Putin's regime, which were included in the dump. 

Although Citizen Lab said it can't definitely tie Fancy Bear to the tainted leaks, Forbes backs up the information after obtaining evidence indicating the connection. 

"Tainted leaks are the next frontier of disinformation: an attempt to really tamper with the integrity of large sets of information that people will beli... (read more)

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