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'Fancy Bear' Targets Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill
Fancy Bear, a cyber espionage group believed to operate out of the Russian military agency GRU, has reportedly targeted Senator Claire McCaskill and her staff as they prepare for her 2018 reelection campaign.
This makes McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, the first named target of Russia's 2018 election meddling, according to a report by The Daily Beast. Many consider her vulnerable given her past criticism of Russia; she has repeatedly accused the Kremlin of "cyber warfare against our democracy" and referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "thug" and a "bully."