Senators, the helpers in the sights of a foreign government, a Hacker, a legislator says

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a letter to U.S. Senate leaders that the hackers are in the order of a foreign government is still targeting on the personal account of the senators and their helpers.

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Hacker, the on behalf of a foreign government targeting are still on the personal accounts of the senators and their helpers to the Senate and the security is not to stop it, a democratic Deputy, said in a letter to U.S. Senate leaders on Wednesday.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., claims that “at least one large technology company” has warned senators and their staff that their accounts targeted by hackers of foreign governments.


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The Senate Sergeant at Arms ” (SAA) is not claimed the defense of the lawmakers, Wyden, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A spokesman from the office told The Associated Press it would have no comment.

“Given the nature of this threat, I was dismayed to learn that SAA-cyber security-personnel apparently refused to help senators and Senate staff wrote to these attacks,” Wyden.

The senator said that those who “helped”, it was said that the SAA “may not be cybersecurity help for personal accounts.”

Wyden argues that the 2016 presidential elections “made it clear that foreign governments, including Russia, use the cyberspace, the goal of the basic pillars of American democracy”, and stated that the Trump administration has said Russia continues its hacking operations.


The senator’s proposed legislation that would allow the SAA to provide digital protection for personal accounts and devices, said the security office, it is the authority to protect — in the same way it has with the official versions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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