Report: Russian cyberattacks on Clinton camp continued until Election Day

Report: Russian cyberattacks on Clinton camp continued until Election Day
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Russian phishing attacks against then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz to The Atlantic: Do not violate Constitution to safeguard it Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated GOP Rep. Tom Marino resigns from Congress MORE's campaign accelerated in the last days of the campaign, Yahoo News reported Monday. 

The security firm CrowdStrike — the same firm hired to investigate and mitigate the original attacks against the Democratic National Committee — told Yahoo it had connected a flurry of activity to Russia. 


The story contains no technical details explaining how the connection was made. 

CrowdStrike made the first attribution connecting the hacks of the DNC and other groups — and subsequent release of emails and documents — to Russia.

The news comes at a time when Russia’s alleged attacks against Democratic operators are back in the headlines. 

Over the weekend, various media reports declared that the CIA had determined the goal of the Russian hacking Democratic agencies and personnel was to elect Donald Trump — not create chaos, as many speculated. 

Other reports this weekend declared that the FBI still believed that chaos might have been the goal and that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' MORE (R-Ky.) blocked an effort by President Obama for bipartisan public condemnation of the attacks. 

In October, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced its investigation had also concluded that Russia was behind the hacking. ODNI oversees intelligence gathering from the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies.