Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FBI Investigating Reports That Russian Hackers Have Targeted The New York Times

CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

(CNN)Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.

The FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for The New York Times would not confirm the attacks or the investigation.

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WNU Editor: Another opportunity to blame Trump, but such is the state of American journalism today .... Reported hack of New York Times might fuel more talk of Russia assisting Trump (Washington Post).

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1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

If the Russians were responsible, reporting by the NYT cannot get any worse.

There is the off chance that any Russian intervention might get the truth printed in the NYT.