Report: Hackers Who Compromised DNC Also Targeted Think Tanks

August 30, 2016 8:14 am

Russian hackers who launched a cyber attack on the Democratic National Committee also targeted think tanks that study Russia in Washington, D.C., Defense One reported on Monday.

The CEO of Crowdstrike, a company that investigated the DNC hack, told Defense one that one of the same groups that targeted the DNC also attacked fewer than five think tanks, but did not take any information.

One think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), confirmed that the organization was targeted by hackers.

“Last week we were under attack, but our small staff was very responsive. Beyond that, I’m not going to discuss the details because it is under active investigation,” H. Andrew Schwartz, the senior vice president for external relations, wrote in an email to Defense One.

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