Russian Hackers Breach DNC Computer Network

The hackers appeared to have specifically targeted the DNC's opposition research unit

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Russian government hackers breached the Democratic National Committee's computer network and accessed to the group's communications and databases, NBC News has confirmed.

The sophisticated Russian group, which has also targeted the White House, the State Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, targeted research units within the DNC and had access to all of its communications since at least last summer, including chat and email applications.

The hackers appeared to have specifically targeted the DNC's opposition research unit, which is tasked with compiling unflattering information on Republican opponents, including presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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