Russian hackers, linked to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, allegedly attacked the Ukrainian company for which one of the sons of the former US vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden worked, reports the newspaper today The New York Times.
The company allegedly hacked It is Burisma, one of the largest producers of natural gas in Ukraine and for which Hunter, Biden's son, worked between 2014 and 2019.
According to the New York newspaper, the attacks on Burisma began last November, shortly after the Democratic opposition began the process to open a political trial to US President Donald Trump.
The experts cited by the NYT believe that the purpose of the alleged Russian hackers was to obtain information for harm the Biden family.
Mails and fake websites
Hackers allegedly tried to steal information from Burisma using different techniques. For example, they created fake websites that looked like the login pages of Burisma's subsidiaries.
And, in addition, they sent emails to Burisma employees that resembled the company's internal communications, according to The New York Times.
The newspaper considers that there is a parallel with the computer attack they suffered during the presidential campaign for 2016 the team of Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump's opponent, and the National Democratic Committee (DNC), the executive body of that political force.
In that case, the US intelligence agencies concluded in a report published in 2017 that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself had ordered to influence US elections through cyber attacks because he felt a "clear" preference for Trump. Both Moscow and the US president have always rejected that hypothesis.
The alleged new attack on Burisma occurred in the context of the process of political trial against Trump, which Democrats accuse of having pressured their Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, to open an investigation for corruption against the Biden family, in an attempt to harm him in the face of this year's elections.
Trump, who is running for reelection, is waiting for the start of the political trial, which will be held in the Senate.