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As US elections loom, thousands of new Podesta Emails released by WikiLeaks

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:25
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This is regarded as the final release of the infamous Podesta emails. The whistleblower WikiLeaks released thousands of emails in what constitutes the final installment of the Podesta emails. The number of Podesta released till date is 55,694.

US Presidential Elections

The final batch of Podesta emails have deliberately been released only a day before the US elections are set to take place. These leaks are also being seen by some of the people as attempt by Russian intelligence agencies to affect the outcome of the 2016 elections.

What are Podesta Emails?

In March 2016, the personal Gmail account of former White House Chief of staff, John Podesta was hacked. Podesta was also the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The data breach targeted Podesta hackers targeted his Gmail accounts. Most of the emails hacked pertained to his work.

The modus operandi of the hacking attack suggested that it was carried out by a group known as the Fancy Bear. This group is affiliated with the Russian government. 

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