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FBI director defends bureau’s hacking notification procedures amid scrutiny

December 8, 2017

Via: The Hill

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday defended the bureau’s procedures for notifying victims of computer hacking amid questions over U.S. individuals who were reportedly not notified of Russian efforts to breach their email accounts.

Wray faced questions from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) during a congressional hearing about a recent Associated Press report that the FBI had failed to contact dozens of U.S. targets of the Moscow-aligned hackers, who were also behind the breaches of Democrats’ emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

“Can you explain why these individuals had to learn from The Associated Press that they were targets of an aggressive Russian hacking effort?” Lofgren asked at the House Judiciary Committee hearing.

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