August 11, 2016

"Officials tell the New York Times that the cyberattack targeting Democratic officials, which led to the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz last month, was much wider than originally thought."

New York Magazine: It’s believed that in addition to the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Russian hackers breached the private email accounts of more than 100 Democratic officials and groups. By Margaret Hartmann

'Clinton campaign officials were among the main targets, and it appears the Democratic Governors’ Association was also breached.

'The FBI has broadened its investigation and agents have begun notifying those who were affected. The House and Senate Intelligence Committees were briefed on the DNC hack last week, and according to a staff member, they said they are almost certain that the Russian government was behind the cyberattack.

'It’s unclear if the attack was part of Russia’s routine cyberespionage effort, or an attempt to influence the presidential election. So far, it appears only Democrats have been hacked.'

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