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Russian Hackers Accused of Taking Democrats’ Files on Trump

  • Hackers ‘Cozy Bear,’ ‘Fancy Bear’ cited by cybersecurity firm
  • Russian spokesmen call it a fiction in an information war
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on May 27, 2016, in Fresno, California.

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on May 27, 2016, in Fresno, California.

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Hackers tied to the Russian government gained access to servers at the Democratic National Committee, securing files of opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to party officials and a cybersecurity company.

The hackers were “two very sophisticated Russian actors,” according to Dmitri Alperovitch, cofounder of CrowdStrike Inc., a cybersecurity company that the Democrats called in early May after sensing something awry with their computer network.