Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns, Google says
Almost exactly four years after Russian operatives hacked into the email accounts of
prominent Democrats ahead of the 2016 election, Google confirmed on Thursday that foreign adversaries are still at it.
Chinese-backed hackers were observed targeting former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign staff, and Iranian-backed hackers were seen targeting President Trump's campaign staff. Both were targeted with phishing attacks, according to Shane Huntley, the head of Google's Threat Analysis Group.
He said there was no sign the attempts were successful.
Huntley made the announcement on Twitter, and also said Google passed the information onto federal law enforcement.