Just hours after the Democratic Party was hacked for the second time, the Clinton campaign is now reporting a breach in their security, in what experts are calling a larger cyber attack on Democratic political organizations.
No details have been given regarding what was accessed within the Clinton campaign, though last night the private information from some Democratic donors was reported to have been stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee by Russian hackers, according to U.S. intelligence officials, though Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied any knowledge of the attack.
“We have taken and are continuing to take steps to enhance the security of our network,” the DCCC said. “We are cooperating with federal law enforcement with respect to their ongoing investigation.”
The national security division of the U.S. Department of Justice is now involved in the investigation, signaling that the Obama administration likely suspects a state sponsored attack, experts told Reuters today.
“I don’t think we’re quite ready yet to make a call on attribution,” Clapper said at the Aspen Security Forum regarding last night’s hack. “We all know there’s just a few usual suspects out there, but in terms of the process we try to stick to, I don’t think we’re ready to make a public call on that yet.
The Department of Justice had a comment on this developing incident. The Clinton campaign referred Reuters to a comment made by campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan from earlier this week, in which he referred to the DNC hacking as “a national security issue.”