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Monday, 25 July 2016

Evidence suggests Russians behind leak of DNC emails damaging to Clinton campaign

Cybersecurity experts suggest Russians behind leak of 20k Democratic National Committee with aim of damaging Clinton’s presidential campaign: “Can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

The preceding, an apparent but not explicit reference to Bernie Sanders, made by a top Democratic National Committee (DNC) official in an internal memo, was just one of 20k emails allegedly to be attributed to the DNC published by Wikileaks last Friday. The leaks are thought to have the potential to harm the unity of the US Democratic party, resulting in an undermining of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and are already being attributed to yesterday’s resignation (pdf) of DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Defense One’s Patrick Tucker draws on the opinions of a number of cybersecurity experts who point the blame on the leaks on none other than Russia’s intelligence agencies. (Read How Putin weaponized Wikileaks to influence the election of an American president)

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