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Russians impersonating US State Dept aide in hacking campaign: Researchers

US intelligence agencies have charged that Russia was behind a string of hacks in the 2016 presidential campaign in a bid to boost support for Donald Trump

Christopher Bing | Reuters 

Hackers linked to the Russian government are impersonating U.S. State Department employees in an operation aimed at infecting computers of US government agencies, think tanks and businesses, two cybersecurity firms told Reuters. The operation, which began on Wednesday, suggests Russia is keen to resume an aggressive campaign of attacks on US targets after a lull going into the Nov. 6 U.S. midterm election, in which Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives, according to CrowdStrike and FireEye Inc (FEYE.O). US intelligence agencies have charged that ...

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First Published: Sat, November 17 2018. 23:01 IST