AP: Russian hackers tried to hack the correspondence of the Patriarchate of Constantinople
According to the Associated Press, some of the hackers, who interfered in the US elections in 2016, has tried to crack mail of the assistants of the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and the Secretariat staff.
It is reported that the activities of hackers intensified on the background of the armed conflict in Ukraine in 2015 and the fact that Bartholomew maintains contacts with the Kyiv Patriarchate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Patriarch of Constantinople does not use email, but his aides on the condition of anonymity reported that their boxes on Gmail were subjected to phishing attacks.
AP notes that the list of approximately 4,700 e-mail addresses exposed by hackers, were provided to the Agency by the company Secureworks, owned by Dell. The Agency believes that the hacker attacks is a well-known group Fancy Bear that in June 2015, also tried to attack the mail Manager of the American Orthodox Church John Jillions.