Russian Hackers Have Stolen the Democratic National Committee’s Opposition Research on Donald Trump

Officials say the hackers were able to read all of the committee’s emails.

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Russian government hackers have breached the Democratic National Committee’s computer network and have stolen the committee’s entire opposition research on Donald Trump, the Washington Post reports. All of the DNC’s internal emails and chats were also compromised in the intrusion, which started at least a year ago.

“The security of our system is critical to our operation and to the confidence of the campaigns and state parties we work with,” DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “When we discovered the intrusion, we treated this like the serious incident it is and reached out to CrowdStrike immediately. Our team moved as quickly as possible to kick out the intruders and secure our network.”

Information on finances, voters, and donors were not comprised in the attack. A spokesman for the Russian embassy denied knowledge of the intrusion.

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