In-brief: The attack on the Democratic National Committee was part of a larger operation against more than 100 Democratic Party officials and affiliated groups, The New York Times is reporting.
The New York Times has an update on the reported hacking of the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other related organizations. Citing unnamed sources, the Times is reporting that the attack was bigger than it first appeared, breaching the private email of more than 100 party officials and affiliated groups.
From the Times:
The widening scope of the attack has prompted the F.B.I. to broaden its investigation, and agents have begun notifying a long list of Democratic officials that the Russians may have breached their personal accounts. The main targets appear to have been the personal email accounts of Hillary Clinton’s campaign officials and party operatives, along with a number of party organizations.
Officials have acknowledged that the Russian hackers gained access to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is the fund-raising arm for House Democrats, and to the Democratic National Committee, including a D.N.C. voter analytics program used by Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.But the hack now appears to have extended well beyond those groups, and organizations like the Democratic Governors’ Association may also have been affected, according to Democrats involved in the investigation.