Russian hackers breached a state election network in Arizona, a state official said Monday night.
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’s finance director, Jordan Kaplan, is now leaving following the WikiLeaks email release that showed DNC officials actively supporting Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) during their primary contest.
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.
No one knows for sure why Seth Rich, a 27-year-old staffer at the Democratic National Committee, was shot to death last month in D.C., but the circumstances strongly suggest he was the victim of street crime, and very possibly a robbery gone awry. The killing happened at 4:20 in the morning on Sunday, July 10th, near the house Rich rented with friends in Northwest D.C.. Some reports describe Bloomingdale—the neighborhood where the killing occurred—as “affluent,” but this is a partial truth at best. Bloomingdale is a recently gentrified part of Washington, and was until only a few years ago the scene of regular gun violence and a robust narcotics trade. As recently as 2012 there were signs posted in the neighborhood by the D.C. government stating that people arrested for buying drugs there were liable to have their cars seized. Today, it still borders unsafe areas, and is easily the kind of place where a criminal, or group of criminals, could prey upon an unprepared young man who had been drinking.
The CEO of the Democratic National Committee resigned Tuesday amid fallout from the recent email leak that appeared to show the party actively favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign computer networks were also hacked in cyber attacks on Democrats, according to Reuters.