(Bloomberg) -- The same malicious code that breached the U.S. Democratic National Committee’s computer networks ahead of the presidential election has appeared in Ukraine, providing further evidence linking Russian military intelligence to far-reaching hacking attacks, according to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc.
In June, CrowdStrike disclosed that a Russian cyber group it dubbed Fancy Bear used malware to gain access to the DNC, which hired the cybersecurity firm to respond to the breach. Since then, CrowdStrike researchers have discovered a version of the same code designed to infiltrate an Android mobile application used by Ukrainian artillery forces to rapidly pinpoint targeting data for the D-30 Howitzer, a Soviet-era weapon, Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike’s chief technology officer, said in a phone interview.
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