Russian government hacks US Democratic committee database — Washington Post

WASHINGTON, June 14 (KUNA) — Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and accessed the entire database of opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing Democratic committee officials and security experts.
The intruders were able to read all email and chat traffic, the sources told the Post.
The networks of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as well as the computers of some Republican political action committees, US officials told the Post.
A Russian Embassy spokesman told the Post he had no knowledge of the intrusions.
Some of the hackers accessed the DNC network for about a year, but all were expelled over the past weekend during a major computer cleanup, the officials told the Post.
The DNC said no financial, donor or personal information appears to have been accessed or taken, suggesting the hack was traditional espionage and not done by criminal hackers, the Post reported. (end) rm.ajs