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It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Mrs Clinton during her first presidential run in 2008, the messages bounced back untouched.
Within nine days, some of the campaign's most consequential secrets would be in the hackers' hands, part of a massive operation aimed at vacuuming up millions of messages from thousands of inboxes across the world.
It was not just a few aides that the hackers went after; it was an all-out blitz across the Democratic Party.
They tried to compromise Mrs Clinton's inner circle and more than 130 party employees, supporters and contractors.
While US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia was behind the email thefts, the AP drew on forensic data to report that the hackers known as Fancy Bear were closely aligned with the interests of the Russian Government.
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