Dem Campaign Organization Confirms ‘Cybersecurity Incident’ Possibly Linked to DNC Email Hack
The FBI is investigating another hack on a Democratic Party group, and indications suggest that there may be a connection to the cyberattack that rocked the Democratic National Convention this week.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced on Friday that the House Democrats they represent were “the target of a cybersecurity incident.” The incident comes days after the Wikileaks release of Democratic National Committee emails, which created a storm of controversy that led to the ouster of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Reuters reporter Dustin Volz picked up a statement from Meredith Kelly, spokeswoman for the DCCC, who noted the similarities between the two incidents.
DCCC says hack is “similar to other recent incidents, including the DNC breach” pic.twitter.com/c9hl8ocHwh
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) July 29, 2016
While the Kremlin has denied it and officials have not made any confirmations, several investigators and Democratic Party officials have accused Russian hackers for the data breaches over the past few days. Democrats have been especially pushing this argument as they accuse Russia of trying to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election.
It’s not yet clear what information might have been compromised or how far the attack went, but Reuters noted that donor information usually consists of names, email addresses and credit card numbers.
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