Russian hackers who compromised the DNC are targeting the U.S. Senate

Shane Harris reports:

The Russian hackers who stole emails from the Democratic National Committee as part of a campaign to interfere in the 2016 election have been trying to steal information from the U.S. Senate, according to a report published Friday by a computer security firm.

Beginning last June, the Russian hackers set up websites that were meant to look like an email system available only to people using the Senate’s internal computer network, said the report by Trend Micro Inc. The sites were designed to trick people into divulging their personal credentials, such as usernames and passwords.

The Associated Press was first to write about the report.

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