Clinton Campaign Hacked

REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Steve Guest Media Reporter
Font Size:

The computer network belonging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was hacked along with the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s systems, according to Reuters.

In a report out Friday, the Department of Justice is investigating the hacks into the DNC and the DCCC to find out whether the hacks threaten U.S. security.

[dcquiz] According to The New York Times, the Russians hacked into the Clinton campaign. In the wake of the DNC hack, Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook suggested that the hack was perpetrated by the Russians. (RELATED: Mook Suggests DNC Was Hacked By The Russians In Order To Help Trump [VIDEO]) 

The DCCC’s computer network was allegedly breached by Russian individuals, according to U.S. intelligence officials. That breach could provide the hackers access to DCCC fundraising information.

A week ago, nearly 20,000 emails from the DNC were released on Wikileaks. In the aftermath of the leak, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned. (RELATED: Wikileaks Releases Nearly 20,000 Hacked DNC Emails)

While the DOJ has no comment about the recent hack of Clinton’s campaign, Clinton’s senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan called it a “national security issue” after criticizing Donald Trump. (RELATED: Krauthammer: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set A Trap That The Clinton Campaign Fell Right Into’ [VIDEO])

In a statement from Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill provided to The Daily Caller, he said, “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. 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 DCCC’s hack was made public Thursday night, just prior to Clinton officially becoming the Democratic nominee.

UPDATE: According to Yahoo News, when the FBI met with the Clinton campaign to discuss the hack, the campaign refused to cooperate claiming that the FBI’s requests were too broad and intrusive.

The report says that when the FBI agents siad that the hackers used spear-phishing emails.

A source told Yahoo that part of the FBI’s national security investigation, they asked the campaign to turn over internal computer logs and personal email addresses of senior campaign officials.

Clinton campaign lawyers ultimately declined.

This story has been updated to provide new information.

Follow Steve on Twitter and Facebook