AP: 'Fancy Bear' hackers took aim at US defense contractors

WASHINGTON -- Russian hackers exploited a key vulnerability in U. S. cyber defenses to come within reach of stealing some of the nation's most secret and advanced defense technology, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP identified Fancy Bear's prey from about 19,000 lines of the hackers' email phishing data collected by the U. S. -based cybersecurity company Secureworks, which calls the hackers Iron Twilight. However, three people familiar with the matter - including a current and a former government official - previously told the AP the FBI knew the details of Fancy Bear's phishing campaign for more than a year.

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