NPR

Russians Unsuccessfully Tried To Hack Computers Of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill, who is one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election this fall, said in a statement she "will not be intimidated" and that Vladimir "Putin is a thug and a bully."

Russian hackers trying to influence the 2018 elections made an unsuccessful attempt to breach the computer system of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of this fall's most vulnerable Democrats.

The Daily Beast reported that McCaskill is the first known target of the Kremlin's plot to interfere in this fall's midterm elections after targeting the U.S. in the 2016 presidential election.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR3 min read
How Coroners Face The Trauma Of Mass Shootings
Two years have passed since the Las Vegas shooting which left 58 people dead and hundreds wounded.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Family 'Ambushed' By Trump Suggestion To Meet With Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash
The president said his meeting with the parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn "was beautiful in a certain way," before arguing that driving the wrong way in Europe "happens to a lot of people."
NPR4 min read
The Goldfish Tariff: Fancy Pet Fish Among The Stranger Casualties Of The Trade War
China is considered the motherland of aquarium goldfish, bred over centuries into rare forms. Now tariffs have some U.S. sellers of these goldfish in a tailspin.