Emails released on Wednesday show hackers sent infected emails to then-secretary of state in an attempted breach
Russia-linked hackers tried to hack into Hillary Clinton’s private email at least five times, emails released on Wednesday reveal.
Mrs Clinton was US secretary of state at the time of the attempted breaches. It is unclear if she clicked on any attachment and exposed her account.
Mrs Clinton received the infected emails, disguised as speeding tickets, over four hours early one morning in August 2011. The emails instructed recipients to print the attached tickets, which would have allowed hackers to take control of their computers.
Security researchers who analysed the malicious software have said that infected computers would transmit information from victims to at least three server computers overseas, including one in Russia. That does not necessarily mean Russians were responsible.
The FBI has been investigating Mrs Clinton’s server to determine whether her correspondence may have been exposed to foreign governments or other potential hackers.
The development that hackers linked to Russia at the very least attempted to access her account will provide further fuel to Mrs Clinton’s critics.
Full article: Hackers with Russian ties ‘tried to hack into Hillary Clinton’s email five times’ (The Telegraph)