And the news just doesn’t get any better for Democrats:
DCCC now publicly confirming it has been hacked and has been advised incident similar to DNC hack. Investigation ongoing.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 29, 2016
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) July 29, 2016
According to Reuters, this hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee might be related to the earlier hack of the Democratic National Committee. The FBI is investigating:
A committee that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives confirmed on Friday it had been hacked in an intrusion possibly linked to Russian hackers, similar to an earlier breach targeting another Democratic Party group.
In an incident that escalated concerns about the potential for Russian meddling in U.S. politics, Reuters first reported on Thursday that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing the hack at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC.
As this is the committee that specifically raises money for congressional candidates, donor information as could be at risk.
Colleague Matt Dean rpts DCCC hack compromised donations page from at least June 19 to June 27
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 29, 2016
— Catherine Thompson (@KT_thomps) July 29, 2016
Lawmakers will be briefed on this latest security breach:
— POLITICO Pro (@POLITICOPro) July 29, 2016