: Washington Post: Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

11:40 Jun. 15, 2016

Washington Post: Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

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Russian Embassy spokesman said he had no knowledge of such intrusions 

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC's system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.

The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeting American political organizations. The networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as were the computers of some Republican political action committees, U.S. officials said. But details on those cases were not available.

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A Russian Embassy spokesman said he had no knowledge of such intrusions.

The DNC said that no financial, donor or personal information appears to have been accessed or taken, suggesting that the breach was traditional espionage, not the work of criminal hackers. Full story  

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