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FBI investigates Russian hack of New York Times reporters

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Hackers believed to be working for Russia have carried out a series of cyber breaches, targeting the New York Times, officials told CNN. 

Investigators said the attack is part of a broader hacking campaign targeting reporters at the New York Times, other news organizations and Democratic Party organizations. 

According to CNN, the FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for the New York Times did not confirm the cyber breach. 

"Like most news organizations we are vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into our systems," New York Times Co. spokeswoman Eileen Murphy told CNN. "There are a variety of approaches we take up to and including working with outside investigators and law enforcement. We won't comment on any specific attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Times."

According to The Hill, news organizations are seen as top targets for foreign intelligence agencies that wish to gain insight about how a country may vote in an upcoming election. 

U.S. officials told CNN that the New York Times has brought in a group of private sector security investigators to determine how the hackers got in. 

For more news, check out today's 60 Second Circa. 

FBI investigates Russian hack of New York Times reporters

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