DAILY CALLER — Russian hackers infiltrated the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday.
Bloomberg cited three unnamed sources familiar with the matter, and reported that government investigators detected the data breach as recently as last week. Hackers were seeking data from at least 4,000 individuals associated with American politics, including party aides, political advisers, attorneys and Foundation members.
The latest report highlights concerns regarding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s digital security capabilities. Late last week, news broke of a security breach both within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer networks and Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Before the DNC disclosed a major computer breach late last week, U.S. officials informed both political parties and presidential campaigns that “sophisticated hackers were attempting to penetrate their computers.” CrowdStrike, a company hired to investigate the breach on the DNC, said groups codenamed Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear were behind the infiltrations. CrowdStrike says the hackers are likely Russian, and that they are believed to be working for Russia’s military and domestic security services.
A hacker or group of hackers calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 dumped hundreds of pages of documents from the DNC Tuesday in a blog post, including lists of sponsors and major donors to the Clinton Foundation. Released data could have large implications from embarrassment, to personal information, or to the exposure of potentially damaging information.
The U.S. Secret Service, FBI and NSA are all involved in the investigation of the recent hacking attacks on the political parties and individuals, according to Bloomberg.