The FBI is investigating the computer networks of reporters at U.S. news organizations, including the New York Times, that were breached by suspected Russian government hackers, CNN reported Tuesday.
The Democratic National Committee announced a new advisory board on cybersecurity on Thursday. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent DNC hack that resulted in the resignation of several high-ranking Democratic officials, including DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.).
Congressional leaders were first notified a year ago that Russian hackers had infiltrated computer systems affiliated with the Democratic Party, Reuters reported Friday.
The Russian government hack into multiple Democratic computer networks was broader than initially reported as officials confirmed Wednesday that the personal email accounts of more than 100 party officials were breached.
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.