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Attempted Hack Noticed Against NYT


According to a report from the New York Times on August 22, its office in Moscow recently encountered a potential cyber-assault during the early days of August 2016. When requested to give its comments, NYT didn't instantly respond, but stated that there wasn't any clue to show that hackers were able to get through the newspaper's security systems. Cnet.com posted this, August 23, 2016.

US authorities, who intimated the news to CNN, stated that according to investigators, state-sponsored Russian hackers were responsible for the assault. The authorities comment that the attempted attack maybe those same hackers' job which infiltrated the DCCC and DNC of America's Democratic Party when the country's presidential election canvassing was going on.

It was during past few months when specialists noticed the intrusions while were clueless as to what reason played behind the hackers' work of attacking news outlets. It maybe mentioned that journalists regularly exchange discussions and conduct interviews with any number of officials within the Government-of-United States.

ABC News couldn't figure out the other news agencies besides the NYT that were attacked. The news channel to first broadcast about the hacks along with subsequent investigations was CNN.

Spokeswoman Eileen Murphy for NYT said that the newspaper was constantly keeping watch over its systems using tools and intelligence that were the latest. She continued that the news agency had found no evidence suggesting its internal systems, even its computers in Moscow office being hacked. As per CNN, NYT has even engaged a number of cyber-security companies towards probing into the assaults.

In the meantime, the FBI said it had nothing to comment, while U.S Secret Service's representatives, who play the role of safeguarding America from cyber-offences, didn't too instantly comment.

Cyber vulnerabilities appear as turning to causing crisis within the Government-of-USA. In 2015, an enormous hack into the Office of Personnel Management compelled the chief officer to resign. Many suspected the hack had emerged from China impacting an astounding 21.5m people.

In the opinion of America's intelligence officers, the NYT breach belongs to one broader campaign targeted at news organizations, think tanks as well as the Democratic Party agencies, like DNC.

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