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Russian hackers targeting US political campaigns ahead of elections, Microsoft warns

Military intelligence behind 2016 hack of Democrats attempted similar intrusions into computer systems of political parties

The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of organizations involved in the 2020 elections, Microsoft said Thursday.

Those efforts, which have targeted more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, appear to be part of a broader increase in targeting of US political campaigns and related groups, the company said.

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