Although individual reporters are targeted in the cyberattacks, the investigators do not believe the newspaper’s entire network was compromised. So far, the FBI hasn’t disclosed how many reporters had been affected or how many email accounts were targeted.
In the meantime, federal authorities continue to investigate a breach of the Democratic National Committee. That attack was also attributed to Russian intelligence agencies by outside cybersecurity experts. As a result of the attack, embarrassing internal emails were posted online. Besides, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democratic entities have also been affected in the breach. As a result, Democrats were advised not to allow family members to answer their phones or read incoming texts after their leaked data was posted online.
As for the New York Times reported hack, the newspaper spokesperson would not comment on the FBI’s investigation. However, she issued a statement, admitting that like most news organizations, the New York Times is vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into its systems through a variety of ways. Such approaches include cooperation with outside investigators and law enforcement. Apparently, the newspaper won’t comment on any specific attempts to gain illegal access to its services.
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