National Intelligence Director: Hackers Have Tried To Spy On 2016 Presidential Campaigns


The Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday said there have been signs of attempted cyber spying on 2016 presidential campaigns.

“We’ve already had some indications of that,” DNI James Clapper said at a cyber event at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

He did not indicate if the attempted intrusions were successful, or if they were by foreign or domestic hackers. Nor did he specify whether the websites or campaign networks of Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders or of Republican front-runner Donald Trump were targeted.

In 2008, Chinese hackers compromised the computer networks of Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. In 2012, foreign and domestic hackers tried to gain access to the campaign networks of Obama and Mitt Romney.

Clapper said the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are working “to educate campaigns against potential cyber threats.”

He added: “I anticipate as the campaigns intensify, we’ll probably have more of those [attempts].”

(c) 2016, The Washington Post · Ellen Nakashima 



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