The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee confirmed Friday that its computer network was breached by Russian government hackers.
Russian actors have been hacking into U.S. government and private cyber systems for years, disregarding attempts by the Obama administration to temper relations with Moscow and prevent cyber attacks.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida—Specialists who have studied Russia’s cyber warfare capabilities said the Kremlin is responsible for the hacking and eventual release of 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee, adding that there is no sure way to stop these kinds of attacks from recurring.
Guccifer 2.0, the hacker who claimed responsibility for the Democratic National Committee’s computer breach last month, recently released documents warning about “wobbly Democrats” who “want to scratch” the historic Iran nuclear agreement.
Chinese cyber attacks against American firms are “ongoing” and the use of covert cyber tools and methods by Beijing hackers led to a statistical decline in cyber activities, according to an internal State Department security report.
A U.S. defense official said that “citizens” in the ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria have a “right” to use the Internet despite terrorists in the city using the web for command, control, and recruitment activities.
A group of Russian hackers breached the cyber security of the Clinton Foundation, according to a Bloomberg News report.
Cyber actors linked to Russia’s intelligence service carried out a sophisticated cyber attack against Democratic National Committee computer networks in a bold attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election.
A hacker who claimed responsibility for breaching the Democratic National Committee’s computer system leaked a document appearing to show the group discussing Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee months ahead of the first primary election.