Hackers who struck the Democratic National Committee (DNC) appear to have attempted a similar attack against prominent Washington think tanks last week, Defense One reported.

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says the hackers targeted fewer than five organizations, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and 10 total staffers.

“It’s like a badge of honor — any respectable think tank has been hacked. The Russians just don’t get the idea of independent institutions, so they are looking for secret instructions from Obama,” James Andrew Lewis, CSIS senior vice president and program director told Defense One.

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