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WikiLeaks Publishes Batch After Batch of Clinton-Related Emails

Cyber espionage; Data dump; Network intrusion

WikiLeaks published another batch of emails from a Hillary Clinton adviser, making it three releases in the last week.

The Tuesday batch includes 1,190 emails from John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to WikiLeaks, though Politico reports the campaign has yet to verify or deny the emails' authenticity. WikiLeaks says it has more than 50,000 of Podesta’s emails.

WikiLeaks released the first batch of about 2,000 emails Oct. 7, which included excerpts of paid speeches to financial institutions, and another batch Monday that discussed inner campaign workings, such as how to deal with Bernie Sanders and whether to publicly oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.  

Brian Fallon, Clinton’s press secretary, and the WikiLeaks Twitter account started feuding late Monday. Fallon accused WikiLeaks of targeting Clinton and being “a propaganda arm of the Russian govt, running interference for their pet candidate, Trump.”

WikiLeaks tweeted back it is a media organization, not hackers.

Fallon’s accusations come after U.S. intelligence officials Friday said the Russian government authorized the hacks into the Democratic National Committee and other political institutions.

sector

Government (U.S.)

reported

October 7, 2016

reported by

CNN

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Russian Hackers

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

Unknown