Trend Micro is releasing a new research report today, including the announcement that Pawn Storm is actively attacking some crucial political targets.
This discovery makes it clear that the French and German elections are currently under siege by Pawn Storm. The same hacking collective was already front page news a couple of months ago during the US elections. Several organizations of the American Democratic party were hacked, and the stolen data was used to set up some very targeted campaigns to slander Hillary Clinton. Was this the work of Russian hackers? Was there a collaboration with that other candidate, in the meantime the US president? We will probably never know, but what we do know 100% certain is that Pawn Storm was behind the data leaks. What do we know about this group? Trend Micro did the research!
In the new research paper the activities of the Pawn Storm hacker collective in the past couple of years was thoroughly analyzed.