Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeted Biden, Trump Campaign Email Accounts, Google Says

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The campaigns have been briefed on the threats, both of which were spear-phishing attacks.
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Chinese hackers have targeted the emails accounts of former vice president Joe Biden's campaign staff, while Iranian hackers attempted to hack Trump campaign email accounts, Google confirmed Thursday.

The campaigns have been briefed on the threats, both of which were so-called spear-phishing attacks in which spam emails that include malicious links are sent to targets with the hopes they will click the link and unknowingly download malicious software.

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There is no evidence hackers succeeded in breaching any accounts, according to Shane Huntley, who heads Google's Threat Analysis Group. Google has referred the matter to federal law enforcement, Huntley said.

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