Russia-linked phishing campaign behind the DNC breach also hit Podesta, Powell

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Bit.ly-based phishing links targeted former Sec. of State, Clinton campaign chair. The breach of personal e-mail accounts for Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta and former Secretary of State Colin Powell have now been tied more closely to other breaches involving e-mail accounts for Democratic party political organizations. Podesta and Powell were both the victims of the same form of spear-phishing attack that affected individuals whose data was shared through the “hacktivist” sites of Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks.

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