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>> It's a revelation dredging up memories of the 2016 cyber attacks against the Democrats, but this time it's a Republican group saying their email systems were hacked earlier this year. A source telling Reuters that hackers used stolen passwords to gain access to a number of email accounts at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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That’s the group responsible for electing republican candidates to the House of Representatives. Christopher Bing is on the story.>> Right now there’s no indication it affected the outcome in any races. We still haven’t seen exactly what the impact. All we know is that email accounts were breached, hackers had access to them, but no emails were leaked.
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So that’s something that we could see in the future.>> Politico reporting the intruders spied on the email accounts of four senior aides for months, viewing thousands of messages. The group says it doesn't know who is behind the intrusion. Spokesman Ian Prior says the FBI is now investigating the matter.
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>> Sources who spoke to Reuters said that the attackers weren't necessarily very sophisticated but they were able to hide their tracks for some months. But it's to early to say whether it could be linked to a foreign government or some other agency.>> Good morning.>> US officials warned earlier this year that foreign agents might try to interfere with the Congressional elections.
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Republicans lost 40 House seats in the November election, along with their majority in the chamber, Democrats taking control in January.>> Russia, if you're listening->> Ciber attacks were a major factor in the 2016 presidental election, exposing internal communications of Democratic officials, including John Podesta, who oversaw Hilary Clinton's White House bid.
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Those attacks triggering multiple investigations. US intelligence agencies say that effort was directed by Russia in a sophisticated attempt to help Donald Trump win the White House.