Hacking Fears Spread After Colin Powell's Email Account Breached

A digital queasiness has settled heavily on the nation’s capital and its secretive political combatants as yet another victim, former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, fell prey to the embarrassment of seeing his personal musings distributed on the internet and highlighted in news reports. The Powell hack, which may have been conducted by a group with ties to the Russian government, echoed the awkwardness of previous leaks of emails from Democratic National Committee officials and the CIA director, John O. Brennan.