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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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE and other leading Republicans seizing on emails that showed donors to the foundation getting special treatment when Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout 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.