CNN: U.S. Officials Say Russian Hacking Hasn’t Stooped

‘Officials say that despite the Russian expectations of better relations with the incoming Trump Administration, they expect that the Russian hacking activity is going to continue’

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PEREZ: "We know that Russian spy agencies deployed sophisticated hacking tools, the kind used by the NSA to break into U.S. Political organizations in the past year. U.S. Officials tell CNN that this is part of the reason why intelligence officials believe that Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the disinformation that targeted mostly democratic Party groups and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. They have not found direct evidence linking back to Putin but officials believe because of the nature of the operation he would have to had to the orders on what to do with the stolen e-mails. In recent weeks, they have collected more evidence including from human sources to back up their assessments first made in October that only the most senior members could have ordered the operation. And the hacking hasn't stopped. Law enforcement sources tell CNN that the FBI is now investigating hacking attempts after the election targeting Clinton campaign staffers. A campaign official tells CNN that they received security notices as recently as last week indicating attempts to get into their private e-mail accounts. Now, officials say that despite the Russian expectations of better relations with the incoming Trump Administration, they expect that the Russian hacking activity is going to continue largely unabated. Chris?"

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