The FBI is investigating an attempt by Russian hackers to infiltrate the systems of the New York Times, a publication which has been targeted by Donald Trump as being biased against him. I'm sure that's just a coincidence, though.
The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
The FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for The New York Times would not confirm the attacks or the investigation.
"Like most news organizations we are vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into our systems," said New York Times Co. spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. "There are a variety of approaches we take up to and including working with outside investigators and law enforcement. We won't comment on any specific attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Times."
But again, I'm sure it's mere coincidence that these attacks have escalated in recent months. Aren't you?