Gosh, who could it have been?
The personal Gmail accounts of an unspecified number of US senators and Senate staff have been targeted by foreign government hackers, a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Thursday. On Wednesday, Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, wrote in a letter to Senate leadership that his office had learned that “at least one major technology company has informed a number of Senators and Senate staff members that their personal email accounts were targeted by foreign government hackers.”
Google confirmed it was the company Wyden was referring to, but would not say which senators were targeted or when the attempted intrusions were detected. The senators and their staff targeted were both Republicans and Democrats, a Senate aide told CNN. In 2016, the Gmail account of Hillary Clinton’s then-campaign chairman, John Podesta, was successfully targeted by Russian hackers and resulted in the release of thousands of campaign-related emails.