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【Today's topic】Democrats Trying to Assess Scope of Leak of Personal Information

感想

アメリカの民主党員、その他関係者の大規模個人情報流出のニュース。世界ではサイバーテロが続々と起きているよう。日本はもっとサイバーテロに敏感になってもいいと思う。

Summery

Hacker or group of hackers called 'Gussifer 2.0' stoled the personal information from the democratic congressional campaign committee including the democrats, and lowmakers' chiefs of staff, schedulers and legislative directors. Many U.S. intelligence officials believe that this issue is mostly caused by the hackers backed by the Russian government. However, they don't have any evidence to suppoert this allegation.

note

Data were allegedly stolen from the democratic congressional campaign committee by hacker or group of hackers called 'Gussifer 2.0'

Allegedly 聞いた話によると

congressional campaign committee Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

p1 Congressional Democrats on Saturday scrambled to assess the scope of an unprecedented leak that revealed the personal cellphone numbers and some email addresses of nearly 200 current and former democrats in the house of representatives.

Unprecedented Never done or known before

The house of representattives 合衆国下院

p2 It contains the peorsonal information of lawmakers and senior staff members. all House Democrats were invited to participate in a phone call with a senior representative from congress's sergeant at arms office as well as cybersecurity experts.

sergeant 軍曹、部長、警部

p3

scores of many

obscene わいせつな、品位を乱す

p6 the spreadsheet that has the information had been taken off the WordPress's 'Guccifer 2.0's website.

p7 WordPress had removed that post in one hour because it had violated the service's policies throuth a "privacy violation"

p8 This incident has national security implications. Uf foreign spy network obtained this information, it could attempt to crack into the email accounts or try to monitor phone traffic.

p10 many of that information appear to be accurate, but some of them are dated.

p11

get to the bottom of find the truth

consequences a result or effect of an action or condition

levy 課する

p14

trove = treasure trove

p15 The Guccifer's Twitter account sent a message to the Journal, "I will not disclose my whereabouts for the safety reasons, I have a full achieve of docs and emails rom the dccc server"

p16 Many U.S. intelligence officials believe that this issue is mostly caused by the hackers backed by the Russian government.

backed by = supported by

p17 Russians officials have denied any involvement

words

  • Allegedly
  • Unprecedented
  • congressional campaign committee
  • The house of representattives
  • sergeant
  • scores of
  • obscene
  • get to the bottom of
  • consequences
  • levy
  • trove
  • backed by