Hacking the Election: special report

U.S. investigates Russia for election hack attacks

Feds see a potential Russia covert operation aimed at November's elections

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U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating possible Russian election hacking efforts.

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Intelligence and law enforcement agencies are reportedly investigating whether Russia has launched a broad, covert operation to disrupt the U.S. elections in November.

Officials believe that Russia appears to be attempting to spread disinformation and hack into U.S. political systems in an effort to undermine confidence in the upcoming election, according to a report in the Washington Post. Investigators do not have "definitive" proof of a Russian operation, but there is "significant concern," the Post quoted an anonymous senior intelligence official as saying.

Russian efforts targeting elections haven't singled out the U.S. but are part of a global campaign, according to an anonymous source cited by the Post.

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