FBI Investigating Possible Russian Hack of New York Times, Other Journalists

Aug 24, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“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,” CNN reports.

“The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies,” the report adds. “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 paper reportedly outsources employee email services to Google. Google and the FBI weren’t commenting.

“Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the company had seen ‘no evidence’ that any breaches had occurred of the Times’s internal systems,” CNN reports, noting: “CNN’s report didn’t say that the Times internal systems were breached, but that reporters were targeted.”

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