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Desmond Butler And Raphael Satter The Associated Press

Russian hackers exploit weakness in US cyber defence

WASHINGTON — Russian hackers exploited a key vulnerability in U.S. cyber defences to come within reach of stealing some of the nation’s most secret and advanced defence technology, an Associated Press investigation has found.

What may have been stolen is uncertain, but the cyberspies clearly took advantage of poorly protected email and scant direct notification of victims.