Source: Clinton Foundation was not hacked

Source: Clinton Foundation was not hacked
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Though there are reports that the Clinton Foundation hired a consultant to investigate evidence of hacking attempts, a source close to the organization says the Foundation was never breached.

On Thursday, Reuters reported that the foundation had contracted the firm FireEye to investigate evidence of phishing attacks similar to those on the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

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But a source close to the foundation told The Hill “we have no evidence Clinton Foundation systems were breached and have not been notified by law enforcement of an issue.” 

While neither confirming nor denying any outside cybersecurity help, the source noted that, given the number of recent reports of hackers targeting Clinton, "it’s prudent to be prepared."

The Reuters report cited unnamed sources internal and external to the Clinton Foundation.

U.S. intelligence officials believe other Democratic organizations were hacked by Russia through a sophisticated spearphishing attack operation that has ensnared corporations and governments around the world.

No files have been released from the foundation and no reputable claim has been made by any hacker to have breached it.

The foundation has become an issue in the presidential race, with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE and other leading Republicans seizing on emails that showed donors to the foundation getting special treatment when Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report Fox News host hits Giuliani: Dossier isn't why Mueller probe was started MORE was secretary of State.

Some leading Democrats have suggested the foundation should be disbanded if Clinton wins the White House.

This story was updated at 5:06 p.m. to accurately characterize the Reuters report.