The New York Times Appears to Be the Latest Target of Russian Hackers

And it's not the only one.

It appears that the DNC may not have been the only organization targeted (probably) by Russian government-backed hackers. CNN is reporting that the New York Times and other news outlets, as well as think tanks, may have also been part of a set of orgs targeted by Russian intelligence for the purpose of obtaining intel on the U.S. elections.

The New York Times is the currently the only named organization in this possible breach, although NYT spokesperson Eileen Murphy would not confirm, telling CNN, “Like most news organizations we are vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into our systems. There are a variety of approaches we take up to and including working with outside investigators and law enforcement. We won’t comment on any specific attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Times.”

CNN’s Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz who are getting their information from unnamed “US officials briefed on the matter,” report that the Times, vis-à-vis private investigators working with government officials, is trying to figure out the hackers’ entry point and what they were able to do. The FBI, who is among the agencies investigating the hacks, would not comment to CNN.