Cybersecurity

Russian hackers infiltrated Clinton Foundation: report

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The Russian hackers believed to be behind the breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) also infiltrated the Clinton Foundation, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

The breach was discovered by government investigators as recently as last week, the report said. A spokesperson for the foundation told Bloomberg it has not seen any sign its network had been compromised. The Hill was not able to immediately verify the breach. 

{mosads}The report comes as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues to combat allegations that her use of a private email server as secretary of State exposed sensitive information to hackers.

Prior to the DNC’s disclosure of the breach last week, U.S. officials informed both political parties as well as the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders that hackers were targeting their networks, a person familiar with the government investigation told Bloomberg.

The attacks were part of broad campaign targeting over 4,000 individuals associated with U.S. politics, from lobbyists to advisers and party aides, another person said. The U.S. Secret Service, FBI and National Security Agency are all reportedly involved in the investigation of a spree of data thefts from both parties and individuals over the last few months.

As early as April, the Clinton campaign was aware of at least four recent intrusion attempts by Russian-affiliated hackers.

Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin said the campaign had seen no evidence that its systems had been breached.

“What appears evident is that the Russian groups responsible for the DNC hack are intent on attempting to influence the outcome of this election,” he said.

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