- Sources tell Reuters that the Clinton campaign, which is based in Brooklyn, New York, was the target of a cyber breach
- Justice department’s national security division is now leading the investigation in proof that officials believe foreign state carried out attacks
- Thousands of hacked emails from Democratic National Committee were published by Wikileaks; chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz quit in disgrace
- Now Democrats will fear Clinton campaign’s most intimate secrets could be spilled into the open
- Huma Abedin, Clinton’ vice-chair of the campaign and her closest aide, works from the office that was hacked
The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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.
Campaign officials were involved in crisis talks after the public disclosure of the Justice Department investigation.