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Russian hackers breached email accounts belonging to employees at 27 federal prosecutors’ offices around the country, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. The department said Friday that the accounts at the prosecutors’ offices were compromised between May 7 and December 27, 2020. But it noted that 80 percent of employees’ email accounts were compromised at the U.S. Attorneys’ offices located in the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York. The New York Post noted Saturday that the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York are responsible for handling many high profile cases, including investigations of former President Donald Trump, and his lawyer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. The department said the districts outside of New York were “were impacted to a lesser degree” by the hack. “New York is the financial center of the world and those districts are particularly well known for investigating and prosecuting white-collar crimes and other cases, including investigating people close to the former president,” Bruce Green, a professor at Fordham Law School and former prosecutor in the Southern District, told the Associated Press.

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