The FBI did not notify officials about the attacks of hackers on their mail, learned media

© Flickr / David Abasta-basement of the FBI building (E. Hoover). Washington, DC, USA. archival photoThe FBI did not notify officials about the attacks of hackers on their mail, learned media© Flickr / David Shane

The FBI told the American officials that they were victims of cyberattacks by hackers from the group Fancy Bear, despite the fact that the office for at least a year was information about hacking attempts, reports the associated Press.

A group of hackers Fancy Bear (also known as APT28) is suspected of hacking into the databases of the National Committee of the Democratic party of the United States, world anti-doping Agency (WADA), the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) and other organizations. Us media and intelligence agencies groundlessly accused group in the work on Russia and suspected of having links with the GRU.

The Agency conducted interviews with 80 citizens of the United States, including high-ranking officials, whose accounts in the e-mail service Gmail has tried to hack the hackers. Only two of the respondents stated that the Agency notified them about the incident, several people noted that the FBI got in touch with them after the publication of stolen emails by hackers on the Internet.

About a quarter of the Agency of individuals at the time of the cyber attacks were government officials or had access to classified information. According to Secureworks, working in the field of cybersecurity, hackers tried to hack multiple accounts service Gmail. More than 500 of them belong to Americans or U.S. registered organizations.

When it was hacked mailboxes that are not specified. The Agency reports that at least one of the cases occurred in 2015. Sources in the government told reporters that the FBI is already at least a year know about the hackers. Official representatives of the Ministry refrained from comments.

In October last year, the U.S. government said about the alleged involvement of the Russian government to hacker attacks, which details the correspondence of members of the National Committee of the Democratic party and the letter of the Chairman of the headquarters, Hillary Clinton, John Podestà was in possession of WikiLeaks. Later CIA through the media accused Russia of hacking the servers of the party Democratic party to help Donald Trump, who won the presidential elections on 8 November.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about the charges, claimed in the published data there is nothing in the interests of Russia, and hysteria-mongering to distract from their content. Commenting on the statements by Hillary Clinton about the alleged Russian interference in the election campaign, press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called allegations against Moscow «completely unfounded».