Why Russian hackers would meddle in U.S. politics

Globe & Mail

July 28, 2016

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That Russia is strongly believed to be behind the breach and leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee should not be a great surprise. U.S. federal investigators had warned DNC officials earlier about the threat of such breaches. There have been similar kinds of attacks in the past. China, for example, was allegedly behind the cyberattack of the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain in 2008.

The motive was likely directed more against Ms. Clinton than in support of any budding love affair between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (who on Wednesday …

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