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In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group's Kremlin ties

WASHINGTON — For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia's connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of an infected Ukrainian Android app used for cellphones or tablets may help, according to a cybersecurity firm. A report released Thursday by CrowdStrike describes how a widely used application developed by a Ukrainian artillery officer to more quickly conduct strikes may have become the means by which the Russian government gained intelligence such as the whereabouts of Ukraine's military forces. The app, developed in 2013 by self-taught programmer Yaroslav Sherstuk and distributed over social media, was ultimately hijacked by the Fancy Bear hacking group — believed to be affiliated with the Russian military intelligence agency, the GRU. In 2014, Fancy Bear created a malicious variation of the Android application for download and posted...

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