Overseas Hackers Spying on U.S. Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

Overseas hackers have been spying on the U.S. presidential candidates, the nation’s prime intelligence official warned Wednesday.

And the FBI and Homeland Safety are working with the campaigns to tighten safety and stop the cyber intruders from penetrating their defenses, Director of Nationwide Intelligence James Clapper stated.

Foreign Hackers Spying on U.S. Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief Foreign Hackers Spying on U.S. Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

James Clapper, director of Nationwide Intelligence, testifies throughout a Senate Armed Providers Committee listening to on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 9, 2016. In a report ready for US lawmakers earlier than he was as a consequence of handle a Senate panel, Clapper stated US-based mostly extremists pose "probably the most vital Sunni terrorist menace." SAUL LOEB / AFP – Getty Pictures

Clapper warned that there are more likely to be extra cyber assaults as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battle for the Democratic nomination and Donald Trump tries to rally Republican help for his candidacy.

Overseas hacking towards American political candidates just isn’t new. There was proof of it occurring through the the 2008 presidential election gained by President Obama, Clapper stated

Each Obama’s and GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s campaigns have been hit by Chinese language cyber-assaults through the 2012 election.