Campaign cyberattacks

The latest issue of Newsweek is reporting that both the Obama and McCain presidential campaigns came under a "sophisticated cyberattack by an unknown foreign entity" over the summer.

Both campaigns reported what they initially thought were phishing attacks to the FBI, whose initial investigation determined that:
"You have a problem way bigger than what you understand ... You have been compromised, and a serious amount of files have been loaded off your system."
Newsweek is also reporting that the FBI believes the information could be used to provide background on the candidate's policy positions, and thus leverage for future negotiations.

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