According to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, a recent attack carried out through Gmail accounts of three White House personnel might have originated from a hacker organization from Turkey, NextGov reports Tuesday.
Aliya Sternstein writes that that the hackers used the hacked Gmail accounts to send emails to other employees that were designed to poach Gmail or Twitter logins.
The emails sent contained links to news articles that required the recipients to enter in usernames and passwords.
The attack was traced back to an Islamic activist called SeRDaR, who is allegedly connected to hacking group, 1923Turk-Group.
CrowdStrike found that the malicious link from the emails came from an IP address that SeRDaR had allegedly hacked before.
Adam Meyers, CrowdStrike Vice President of Intelligence, said “the hacked page is somewhat circumstantial to the activity you are observing.”