US presidential campaigns targeted by hackers: Clapper

Hacking attacks targeting US presidential campaigns and their related organizations have surged, says US National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

“As the campaign intensifies we’ll probably have more” attacks, the spymaster said at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington on Wednesday, adding “we’ll probably have more.”

Clapper’s spokesman, Brian Hale, echoed his remarks, saying the hackers have a range of motives for the attacks.

“We’re aware that campaigns and related organizations and individuals are targeted by actors with a variety of motivations— from philosophical differences to espionage – and capabilities— from defacements to intrusions,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hale, however, refused to provide any details on the possible attacks, deferring to the FBI for more specifics.

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