Russia Continues to Allegedly Hack Even after U.S Elections
According to cyber-security specialists speaking to a panel of the Senate, Russia has not withdrawn from interfering into America's politics even when the presidential elections are over. For, coordinated assaults via social media have been targeting prominent Republicans such as Marco Rubio, Senator and Paul Ryan, House Speaker.
Rubio who was earlier President Donald Trump's chief opponent declared while attending an intelligence committee dialog at the Senate about Russia's interference that at the time of 2016 election, hackers twice targeted his erstwhile campaign assistants. Edition.cnn.com posted this, March 31, 2017.
Rubio disclosed what he didn't say before that the hackers who targeted his campaign staff apparently were from Russia. The first effort of the hackers to intrude occurred after Rubio withdrew from the primary, he said, and that attempt was unsuccessful. However, within merely the past 48-hrs, the alleged Russian hackers once again attacked his staff. Rubio added that this second attempt on March 29 too apparently originated from Russia and that it too was unsuccessful.
Rubio says that the attacks' purpose is hardly clear. Both efforts for intruding occurred many months following Rubio's withdrawing from the presidential campaign during 2016 March. However, evidence during one more hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee as well indicated that Rubio became a victim of disinformation by authorities in Russia prior to his quitting the presidential contest.
Later, both John Cornyn Republican Senator and Martin Heinrich Democratic Senator stated that they had as well been sent spoofed or phishing e-mails while someone trying to reset their accounts' passwords. Sen. Rubio declined from remarking about any targeting which might've taken place then, although stated that he wished the matter would be brought into a report of the Intelligence Committee.
The Senator's comments about Russian hackers apparently targeting him are not his maiden suggestion that unanimity was required for dealing with those intrusions. Without going into detail, Rubio said that he would disclose further once the committee brings out its report. During 2016 October, he cautioned other Republicans about how dangerous it would be in attempting at cashing in on the breaches aimed at Mrs. Hillary Clinton's campaign.