US Intel: Russia hacked Republican groups during election



Democratic groups and figures weren’t the only ones targeted in Russia’s suspected campaign to influence last year’s U.S. election. Russian cyberspies also targeted computers from state-level Republican groups and stole information from local voter registration records, FBI director James Comey said.

“There were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly at the state-level on the Republican side,” Comey said during a senate committee hearing on Tuesday.

He and three U.S. intelligence chiefs spoke at the hearing, following their Friday report accused the Kremlin of ordering a covert campaign that helped boost incoming President Donald Trump’s election chances.

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