News from Russia: Hack infects Russian government computers - New York Post

13:01 Jul. 31, 2016

Hack infects Russian government computers - New York Post

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US National Security Agency's elite hacking unit is likely tracking Russian-government cyber-spies to determine if they are responsible for the breach at the DNC 

Hackers struck the Russian government this weekend, reports said.

Following data breaches on the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic Party servers that sources blamed on the regime of Vladimir Putin, a computer virus infected the networks of at least 20 Russian governmental organizations, officials with the country's intelligence service told the BBC Saturday, July 30.

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Russia's Federal Security Service did not say who they believe penetrated Russian networks but revealed the hack was "planned and made professionally" and also targeted defense companies and infrastructure, the report said.

Meanwhile, the US National Security Agency's elite hacking unit is likely tracking Russian-government cyber-spies to determine if they are responsible for the breach at the Democratic National Committee, ABC News reported. Full story 

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