Security report claims Russian military unit hacked Burisma

The new report says the same unit that targeted Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016 hacked the Ukraine-based energy company where Hunter Biden once served on the board.
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tonight that the Russian military is interfering in the 2020 election already. Accused of hacking the Ukrainian energy company where hunter Biden worked. Here's ABC's chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tonight. Reporter: Tonight, a new security report claiming the Russians are at it again. Area one, a cyber security firm based in silicon valley says, the same Russian military division that targeted Hillary Clinton's campaign has hacked burisma, that's the ukraine-based energy company where Joe Biden's son hunter served on the board. The report says the hack came in November at the height of the impeachment hearings. The president's push to get Ukraine to investigate the Biden's now focus of the case against him. I would say that president zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens. Reporter: The security company claims that Russia's gru unit targeted burisma employees, trying to trick them to click onto fake websites, giving the hackers a backdoor in. The company suspects the Russians were fishing for damaging information about the Bidens to try to help trump, using the same playbook from the 2016 campaign. The irony not lost on Hillary Clinton who today tweeted, "Will the Russians help pick our Poe does again?" For his part, president trump has suggested he'd take dirt on an opponent from a foreign power. If someone else offers you information on an opponent, should the accept it or should they call the FBI? I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen. I don't -- there's nothing wrong with listening. Reporter: David, we reached out to burisma, but so far, no comment. The Biden campaign is emphasizing that hunter Biden did nothing wrong and are calling on president trump to condemn the alleged hack. All right, Pierre, thank you.

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