Russian phishing attacks against then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMeghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Hill: Trump reelection would spur 'one constitutional crisis after another' Trump defends indicted GOP congressman 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 McConnellBiden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Pelosi says GOP senators 'voted to aid and abet' voter suppression for blocking revised elections bill Manchin insists he hasn't threatened to leave Democrats 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.