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Russian hackers were indeed behind DNC breach, claims another security firm

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    One lone hacker has tried to take credit for the recent breach of the Democratic National Committee, calling it “easy.” But some security researchers aren’t convinced.

    On Monday, security company Fidelis Cybersecurity came forward, and agreed that expert hacking groups from Russia were indeed behind the attack.

    The malware involved was advanced, and at times identical to malware the Russian hacking groups have used in the past, Fidelis said in a blog post on Monday.

    “This wasn’t ‘Script Kiddie’ stuff,” the company added.

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    It backs the conclusion that security firm CrowdStrike made last week, when the company said two Russia-based hacking groups were behind the breach.

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