Reuters news is reporting that the “computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign” was hacked according to sources familiar with the situation.
The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Department of Justice national security division is investigating whether cyber hacking attacks on Democratic political organizations threatened U.S. security, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
The involvement of the Justice Department’s national security division is a sign that the Obama administration has concluded that the hacking was state sponsored, individuals with knowledge of the investigation said.
Authorities do not know what information was on the network that might have been retrieved. Reuters described that attack as a “broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations.”
This is the third hack of a branch of the Democrat party. The first known hack was of the Democrat National Committee, the second was of the Democrat National Congressional Committee and now the Clinton campaign.
U.S. intelligence services have concluded that the breach was most likely conducted by the Russian government.