Cyber researchers confirm Russian government hack of Democratic National Committee

Two independent research firms have confirmed an assessment by the Democratic National Committee that its network was compromised by Russian government hackers.

The firms’ conclusions come several days after someone going by the moniker “Guccifer 2.0” claimed responsibility for the hack in an apparent attempt to deflect blame from the Russian government.

The DNC had hired the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike to investigate the breach, and the firm found that two Russian hacker groups penetrated the network at different times.
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Washignton Post
June 20, 2016

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