A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.The software allowed them to monitor activity on computers by individuals, steal passwords and maintain access to hacked networks.From April to June 2016, the hackers installed updated versions of their software on at least 10 Democratic computers. The software transmitted information from the infected computers to a GRU-leased server in Arizona, the indictment said.The hackers also created an overseas computer to act as a "middle server" to obscure the connection between the DCCC and the hackers' Arizona-based server.Around the same time, the hackers broke into 33 DNC computers and installed their software on their network. Captured keystrokes and screenshots from the DCCC and DNC computers, including an employee viewing the DCCC's banking information, were sent back to the Arizona server.The hackers also accessed DNC data in September 2016 by breaking into DNC computers hosted on the Amazon Web Services' cloud.
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