The Other Hacking Leak You Should Know About

July 29th 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

There was another hack of Democratic Party information that appears to be related to the Democratic National Committee's scandal.

The FBI is investigating a hack into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to Reuters. Like the hack that resulted in a scandalous leak of former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's emails, there are suspected ties to Russia.

An unnamed source said the hacks were carried out by the same two Russian groups who have hacked into the Democratic National Committee emails, Politico reports.

The DCCC raises money for the campaigns of Democrats running for U.S. representative seats. It's unclear what hackers found, but the DCCC has information about donor names, emails, and credit card information, according to Reuters.

Hackers apparently created a fake website with a similar domain name to the DCCC, which redirected people to the phony site, The Washington Post reports. The hacking could have started as early as June.

Earlier this week, a separate cyber attack that could be tied to Russian hackers and a subsequent leak of the Democratic National Committee's emails resulted in the resignation of Schultz. Her leaked emails suggested a bias for Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over former Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).

The scandal led to allegations from the Clinton campaign that Russian hackers were trying to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, told CNN's "State of the Union" that forensic experts told the DNC that hackers affiliated with the Russian government stole and leaked the emails "for the purpose of helping Donald Trump."

Trump responded to the allegations in a press conference by denying collusion with Russian President Vladimir Putin but also asking Russian hackers to steal Clinton's emails.

He was talking about Clinton's classified email scandal that FBI Director Jim Comey called "extremely careless."

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said in a press conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Trump later said his comments were sarcastic.

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