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Democrats allege new Russian hack attempts against DNC

Late Thursday night, the Democratic National Committee amended a lawsuit — stemming from the 2016 DNC hack — against Russia, several oligarchs, President Trump and WikiLeaks to include allegations Russia attempted to hack the DNC again, just after the 2018 midterm elections.

The big picture: The allegations aren't far fetched. The Russian international espionage apparatus has continued throughout 2017 and 2018.

What they're saying: "In November 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spear phishing campaign, although there is no evidence that the attack was successful. The content of these emails and their timestamps were consistent with a spear-phishing campaign that leading cybersecurity experts have tied to Russian intelligence," wrote the DNC in the newly filed documents.

Read the documents below.