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Report: Obama, McCain Campaigns Both Hacked By 'Foreign Entity'
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 07 November 2008 11:23
Security experts say breaches could signal dangers for future campaigns

Nov 06, 2008 | 03:50 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins

Turns out the 2008 presidential campaign was historic for cyber espionage as well: Computer systems in both Barack Obama's and John McCain's campaigns suffered major breaches by a "foreign entity" in the run-up to the election, according to an article by Newsweek.

During the summer, the Obama campaign was informed by the FBI and the White House that a foreign entity or organization may have been after policy positions that it could use as leverage with the next administration, and that the attack wasn't a case of political espionage from its opponent, according to the report. Experts in the Obama camp later surmised the attackers were Russian or Chinese.  [Comments...]

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