Statebacked hackers have targeted Trump Biden campaigns Google warns
BOSTON — Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful. Huntley said a Chinese group known as Hurricane Panda targeted Trump campaign staffers while an Iranian outfit known as Charming Kitten had attempted to breach accounts of Biden campaign workers. A Google spokesman added that “the timeline is recent and that a couple of people were targeted on both campaigns.” He would not say how many. His tweet referred to the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and subsequent online release of internal emails — some doctored — that U.S. investigators determined sought to assist the Trump campaign. Neither the Biden nor the Trump campaign would say how many staffers were targeted, when the attempts took place or whether the phishing was successful.