The US Department of Homeland Security DHS and FBI have released an analysis of the allegedly Russian government-sponsored hacking groups blamed for breaching several different parts of the Democratic party during the 2016 elections.
The 13-page document, released Thursday and meant for information technology professionals, came as Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 elections.
The report was criticized by security experts, who said it lacked depth and came too late.
The activity by Russian intelligence services is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the US government and its citizens, wrote the authors of the government report.
This joint analysis report provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the US government.
The government report follows several from the private sector, notably a lengthy section in a Microsoft report from 2015 on a hacking team referred to as advanced persistent threat 28 APT 28 , which the company s internal nomenclature calls Strontium and others have called Fancy Bear.