Cozy Bear allegedly breached RNC

Cozy Bear, a malicious cyber actor linked to Russia, was reported to have infiltrated the computer systems of the US Republican National Committee (RNC). However, the RNC said the victim was Synnex, a third-party IT service provider, and that no RNC data was stolen. Synnex acknowledged the hack, confirming ‘it is aware of a few instances where outside actors have attempted to gain access, through SYNNEX, to customer applications within the Microsoft cloud environment.’