Russian hackers from the same military intelligence unit that Area 1 said was behind the operation have been indicted for hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee and the chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential race. Stolen emails were released online at the time by Russian agents and WikiLeaks in an effort to favour Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller determined in his investigation last year.
Area 1 discovered the phishing campaign by the Russian military intelligence unit, known as the GRU, on New Year's Eve, Falkowitz said. In the report, he said the GRU agents used fake, lookalike domains in the phishing campaign designed to mimic real Burisma subsidiaries. The cybersecurity researchers said the operation targeting Burisma used tactics, techniques and procedures that GRU agents had used repeatedly in other phishing operations. Area 1 says it has been tracking the Russian agents for several years.
In phishing, an attacker uses a targeted email to lure a target to a fake site that resembles a familiar one. There, unwitting victims enter their usernames and passwords, which the hackers then harvest. In this case, the Russian military agents, from a group security researchers call \"Fancy Bear,\" peppered Burisma employees with emails designed to look like internal messages.
The letter underlines four key commitments. Among these are banishing the thought that diverse projects are \"too small\" or risky, and that having one on your slate is somehow enough. It also urges decision-makers to \"empower black and brown independent producers,\" pointing out that only 5 percent of producers supported by the British Film Institute in 2018/2019 were people of color. Under the title \"expand your vision,\" it says the sector should \"think outside the box when looking for new talent,\" ensuring those who come through the various diversity schemes on offer stay in the industry. Finally, it states that actors, manager and agents must become \"more demanding\" about the teams behind the camera and to speak out if there's a lack of diversity.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York responded to Parscale, tweeting, \"Actually, you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID.\" 1e1e36bf2d