Hackers Tried #Compromising #Hillary Clinton’s Inner #Circle and #Democratic Employees

A new report says hackers tried for an all out blitz against the Democratic party during the lead up to the 2016 presidential election.

Associated Press is saying hackers tried to compromise Hillary Clinton’s inner circle as well as 130 Democratic party employees, supporters and contractors.

It started with a one phishing email and soon, cyberattackers were able to get around security measures and penetrate the personal Gmail account of campaign chair John Podesta. They also got to the email of campaign manager Robby Mook and many others.

U.S. intelligence agencies have tied the cyberattacks to a group of hackers known as Fancy Bear, which is linked to the Kremlin.