The company gas company in ukraine, which is in the center of the scandal that has led to the impeachment of Donald Trump was the object of hacking by the secret services of Defense of Russian in the past month of November, according to concluded a company of american security in a report made public this Monday. Hackers launched a phishing campaign to achieve passwords of employees of Burisma, the firm for which he worked for years Hunter Biden, son of vice-president and today a presidential candidate Joe Biden. Although the analysis does not conclude what data they found or were looking for exactly, the type of operation and the time that is put in place to indicate that the target was the democrat.
Area 1 Security, the California company that has carried out the research, points to the Central Department of Intelligence (GRU, in which the acronym old that usually is known), a division also responsible, according to intelligence services, and the Justice of the united States, the hacking to the email service of the Democratic Party in the elections of 2016. The theft of emails from the democrats was one of the large legs of the campaign of interference that sought to promote the victory of the republican Trump in front of his rival, Hillary Clinton. Information about Hunter Biden, whose employment and high wages in the gas turned out to be very controversial, they could also be potentially harmful to the career of the father to the White House.
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To achieve the information of the gas company in ukraine, the hackers used common techniques such as the detour to bogus webpages, identical to those that users typically use, with the end of that to enter their user names and passwords. "In this campaign, the GRU, was looking for specifically the data of the emails of employees of Burisma Holdings and its affiliated companies and partners. The stolen credentials enable the GROUP to dress up of users for particular emails and access the data contained in the e-mail accounts," the report says of Area 1 Security.
The executive chairman of the firm, Oren Falkowitz, insisted in statements to american media that they could not conclude if Biden were the target of this campaign, although the fact that the hacking was "indisputable".
The political judgment to Trump focuses on whether he used his presidential power to try to damage the electoral chances of the pre-candidate democratic and to obtain advantages for re-election in 2020. In particular, the House of Representatives has accused the president of abuse of power by pressuring the president to be Ukrainian, Volodímir Zelensky, for which announced an investigation of Burisma, coming to use aid is military in this country -that froze for weeks without clear reasons - as a currency of exchange. The president also faces a charge of obstruction of Congress by helping to torpedo the whole research.
The lower Chamber, of the democratic majority is preparing to vote this week the transfer of the charges to the Senate, where the trial will take place itself against Trump and be taken for granted your absolution thanks to the republican majority. The president Trump has even asked to dismiss the charges and the trial of the impeachment are not held as such.Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 13:00