Hacking scandal: Russia shields its hackers in US cyberintrusions - WSJ

11:52 Oct. 14, 2014

Russia shields its hackers in US cyberintrusions - WSJ

Russian hackers hit dozens of computers belonging to the governments of Ukraine and at least one Western Europe nation, NATO and a Polish energy company (AP Photo)

Officials are increasingly confident that the Russian government is intensifying a campaign to steal U.S. computer records and leak damaging information to the American public

US officials become more and more confident that hackers, involved in cyber intrusions in the country, are supported and protected by Moscow. Recently, hackers stole thousands of documents from the Democratic party.

Read more US intelligence chief says Russia behind DNC hack in bid to influence elections

One of the intruders, a hacker who names himself as Guccifer 2.0, is believed to be part of a wider network, created by Russia. 

Read more Russians under suspicion of penetrating state election systems

While the hacker denies working on behalf of the Russian government, U.S. officials and independent security experts say the syndicate is one of the most striking elements of what looks like an intensified Russian campaign to target prominent American athletes, party officials, and military leaders.

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