CNN: Russian Hackers Launched Cyber Attacks On New York Times
August 24, 2016
Seid Yassin (367 articles)
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CNN: Russian Hackers Launched Cyber Attacks On New York Times

Russian hackers have targeted New York Times reporters and journalists at other outlets, in addition to Democratic campaign groups, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

The FBI is investigating cyber attacks on the journalists and suspects that the attacks were carried out by Russian hackers, according to CNN.

The New York Times is working with private security investigators to assess the breach at the paper, CNN reported.

The news of cyber attacks on reporters follows hacks into Democratic groups including the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The FBI is investigating both of those hacks, and officials suspect Russian hackers were behind the breaches. Hackers have also reportedly targeted Donald Trump’s campaign and Republican groups, but it’s unclear whether Trump’s systems were compromised, according to Reuters.

Source | talkingpointsmemo