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Cyber Crime: Russian hackers penetrate Democrat database on Trump

The breach, which was first reported by the "Washington Post" on Tuesday, was confirmed by Democrat chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Wasserman Schultz said the hackers had been ejected from the database as soon as the intrusion became apparent.

"When we discovered the intrusion, we treated this like the serious incident it is ...," she said in a statement. "Our team moved as quickly as possible to kick out the intruders and secure our network."

Some of the hackers are thought to have had access to the Democratic National Committee for about a year, with all believed to have now been expelled.

The Washington Post had reported that the Russian spies had gained access to the entire database of opposition research on Trump.

In addition, the Post reported that the hackers had targeted the campaign networks of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Read more: Russian hackers penetrate Democrat database on Trump | News | DW.COM | 14.06.2016

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