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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Aug 11, 2017 | 9:36 AM PDT

The same exploit behind WannaCry is now being used by the hacking group accused of infiltrating the US' election process. 

ZD Net explains:

A hacking group accused of linked meddling in the run up to the US presidential election is harnessing the Windows exploit which made WannaCry ransomware and Petya so powerful -- and using it to perform cyberattacks against hotels in Europe.

Researchers at FireEye have attributed a campaign to remotely steal credentials from guests using Wi-Fi networks at hotels in Europe to APT28 -- also known as Fancy Bear -- a hacking organisation which many security firms have linked to Russia's military intelligence.

The attack exploits EternalBlue, a security vulnerability which leverages a version of Windows' Server Message Block (SMB) networking protocol in order to laterally spread through networks.