Dems hacked again: Why Russia may want to influence the US elections

The Democratic Party is once again the subject of a Wikileaks dump, as information stolen from the party’s servers in June continues to be made public.

The newest set of documents came from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the fundraising organization for the House Democrats, and included cell phone numbers and email addresses of nearly 200 lawmakers. The hacker claiming responsibility for both this leak and the leak prior to the Democratic National Convention, Guccifer 2.0, has been linked to Russian intelligence.

The main concern this time around is whether the hack represented a routine cybersecurity attack or a more pointed attempt to influence the presidential election on the part of the Russian intelligence. The F.B.I is leading the investigation of the attack on the Democratic Party’s servers that occurred in June, but at this point, officials are fairly certain that Russian intelligence is behind the attack. READ MORE.