The FBI is investigating a suspected Russian hacking attempt at The New York Times’ Moscow bureau. The hack occurred earlier this month and targeted other unidentified news outlets along with the Times.
The Times said there was no evidence the hack was successful.
“We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools,” said Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy. “We have seen no evidence that any of our internal systems, including our systems in the Moscow bureau, have been breached or compromised.”
The FBI believes the hackers were hired by high ranking Russian government officials. This comes just two months after Russian hackers, also believed to be working for Russian intelligence, breached the Democratic National Committee’s system.