BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

Exclusive: Trump campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers - sources

Access to the comments Comments
Exclusive: Trump campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers - sources
U.S. President Donald Trump walks out from Marine One helicopter as he arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas   -   Copyright  YURI GRIPAS(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

By Christopher Bing and Raphael Satter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, but did not succeed, sources familiar with the operation said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Microsoft Corp said that an unnamed presidential campaign was targeted by hackers, which the software company linked to Iran.

The Trump campaign’s Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh said, “We have no indication that any of our campaign infrastructure was targeted.”

(Reporting by Raphael Satter and Christopher Bing; Additional reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Chris Reese)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.