Hillary Clinton got some very bad news this week when she learned that her precious Clinton Foundation had been breached by a group of Russian hackers.
According to Bloomberg, the hackers sought data from at least 4,000 individuals who were associated with U.S. politics for about seven months through mid-May. These individuals included party aides, advisers, lawyers and foundations.
The hacker or group of hackers call themselves Guccifer 2.0, and they posted many documents on Tuesday that they claim were from the DNC, including what they said was a list of donors who had made large contributions to the Clinton Foundation. A person familiar with the Clinton campaign’s computer security said the campaign was aware that they had been targeted by hackers with links to the Russian government on at least four recent occasions.
The U.S. Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency are all investigating the theft of data from the political parties and individuals over the last several months, but they have made no public comments about the investigation. Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin said he would not comment on it either, but added that the campaign had no evidence that its systems were compromised.
“We routinely communicate and cooperate with government agencies on security-related matters,” he said. “What appears evident is that the Russian groups responsible for the DNC hack are intent on attempting to influence the outcome of this election.”
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