U.S. authorities probing cyber attacks targeting U.S. media: report

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WASHINGTON,  (Xinhua) — U.S. law enforcement agencies are currently investigating a series of cyber breaches targeting The New York Times and other U.S. media outlets, according to CNN.

Citing U.S. officials briefed on the probe, CNN reported that investigators so far believed that Russian intelligence was likely behind the attacks.

The New York Times did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Citing U.S. officials, CNN said the Times had already hired private security investigators to work with U.S. federal officials in assessing the breach.

According to CNN, investigators believed the intrusions targeting U.S. media were part of a broader series of hacks that also had targeted U.S. Democratic Party organizations.

The news came about a month after a breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) revealed internal email communications within the committee that indicated DNC’s bias against former Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders.

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