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Researchers say Russians hacked Ukraine company at centre of Trump impeachment - 2020-01-13

F0.png Researchers say Russians hacked Ukraine company at centre of Trump impeachment January 13, 2020, Frank Bajak, Associated Press, Global News

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment.

Russian agents launched a phishing campaign in early November aimed at stealing the login credentials for employees of Burisma Holdings, the gas company, according to Area 1 Security, a Silicon Valley company that specializes in e-mail security.

Hunter Biden, son of former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, previously served on Burisma's board.

It was not clear from an eight-page report posted online by Area 1 what the hackers were looking for or may have obtained. The timing of the operation suggests, however, that the Russian agents could be searching for material that could damage the Bidens.

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{{cite news | first = Frank | last = Bajak | title = Researchers say Russians hacked Ukraine company at centre of Trump impeachment | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6407752/russians-hacked-ukraine-gas-company-impeachment/ | work = Associated Press | publisher = Global News | date = January 13, 2020 | accessdate = January 14, 2020 }}