Recent Phishing Attack on ProtonMail Accounts of Bellingcat Journalists Linked to Russia

Recent Phishing Attack on ProtonMail Accounts of Bellingcat Journalists Linked to Russia

Posted August 13, 2019

Recent Phishing Attack on ProtonMail Accounts of Bellingcat Journalists Linked to Russia

Source: CPO Magazine
By: Scott Ikeda
Published: August 13, 2019

* Investigative news outlet Bellingcat has focused much of its eight years of work on high-level government controversies and cover-ups, particularly on issues in Russia in the past two years.
* It would appear that someone in the country has taken an interest in them.
* The ProtonMail email accounts of several Bellingcat journalists were targeted by a phishing campaign, which was ultimately not successful but provided leads that indicate Russian hacking groups backed by the government were involved.