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Russian hackers targeting Senate ahead of 2018 midterms

Russian hackers target the U.S.
Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The Russian hacking group that targeted the DNC in 2016 is planning another cyber attack, this time against the Senate, reports the Associated Press.

Why it matters: The cyber campaign, spearheaded by a group known as "Fancy Bear," is preparing to once again influence public opinion by hacking the emails of America's politicians, says cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

Go deeper: The firm says they've discovered a number of suspicious-looking websites designed to mimic the look of the Senate's internal email system. Read more on AP.