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.