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Reporters working for the New York Times have recently been targeted in a series of attempted cyber breaches with strikingly similar characteristics as the attacks carried out against Democratic Party organizations in recent months, which revealed stolen DNC documents to WikiLeaks. While The Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy claimed the company had seen “no evidence” of any internal breach and that there is only evidence that several New York Times email accounts were possibly compromised, the attempts provide further evidence that Russian spy agencies are targeting public and private organizations with connections to the U.S. political system.

In response to the attempted breach, Murphy stated, “We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools. We have seen no evidence that any of our internal systems, including our systems in the Moscow bureau, have been breached or compromised.” While The New York Times has neither confirmed nor denied the ongoing investigation, officials claim “The times has hired a private security firm to work with U.S. security officials to determine how the hackers were able to gain access,” according to a recent article from The Hill.

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