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Clinton campaign part of DNC hack


By Ben Kamisar – 07/29/16 05:15 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s campaign had its computer network hacked as part of the cyberattack on Democratic organizations, Reuters reported Friday.

A federal law enforcement official told the New York Times that the hack appears to have come from Russia.

“An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack,” Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill said in a statement. “Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside cyber security experts. To date, they have found no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised.”

The news comes hours after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)confirmed it was hacked as well.

The DCCC called its intrusion “similar” to the attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which led to Wikileaks publishing tens of thousands of internal emails.

The trove’s release led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz earlier this week.

The Department of Justice is investigating the cyberattacks, Reuters reported. Those with knowledge of the investigation told the news service that involvement was a sign the White House believed the attacks were state-sponsored.

Reuters reported Thursday that the FBI had opened an investigation into a digital intrusion at the DCCC.


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