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The Scope of the Democratic Email Hack Is Wider Than Previously Thought

DNCSo remember the DNC email hack that led to the resignation of party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz? Well, the scope of that hack is apparently wider than previously thought.

According to a new report from The New York Times, over 100 Democratic party officials and groups had their email accounts breached in what government officials are now more confident was a Russian cyberattack.

And with Julian Assange hinting at Wikileaks releasing more emails directly related to Clinton herself, this part seems the most relevant here:

The main targets appear to have been the personal email accounts of Hillary Clinton’s campaign officials and party operatives, along with a number of party organizations.

In addition, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors’ Association were reportedly targeted––though the later has said they “have no reason to believe that any D.G.A. emails were compromised by the D.N.C. breach.”

And while government officials have not come out and said “it’s Russia,” some told the Times they have “‘high confidence’ that the attack was the work of Russian intelligence agencies.”

One theory among some in the Democratic party is that Russia is working with Wikileaks to take down Clinton and help elect Donald Trump––a theory that Assange and others like Glenn Greenwald have dismissed as outrageous bordering on McCarthyism.

Assange, meanwhile, has implied that the DNC staffer who was recently killed was his source, setting off quite a number of conspiracy theories.

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