Report: Russian Cyberattack Targeted Clinton Days Before Vote

Hillary Clinton’s campaign was targeted by a previously unreported cyberattack in the days leading up to the Nov. 8 presidential campaign, according to a new report. Dmitri AlperOvitch, of CrowdStrike—the security firm hired by the Democratic National Committee—said the attacks were perpetrated via “phishing” emails sent to Democratic staffers and campaign members in an attempt to access their network. Communications director Jennifer Palmieri said Sunday that, in addition to those emails, she received a Google alert in October that her personal account was targeted by a “foreign state” actor. “They were targeting us throughout the election,” an unnamed former senior Clinton campaign staffer told Yahoo News. “They never stopped trying to get back in.”