Just like the Democratic National Committee found itself the target of a hacker prior to and during its national convention, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, confirmed that it, too, was the target of a cyberattack.
“The DCCC can confirm that we have been the target of a cybersecurity incident,” spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said in a statement Friday. “Upon discovering the issue, we immediately took action and engaged with CrowdStrike, a leading forensic investigator, to assist us in addressing this incident.”
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Kelly admitted the hacking appeared similar to that performed by GUCCIFER 2.0 on the DNC.
“The investigation is ongoing,” she added. “Based on the information we have to date, we’ve been advised by investigators that this is similar to other recent incidents, including the DNC breach.”
The DCCC called the FBI in to investigate the cyberattack, which Hillary Clinton campaign staffers believe may have originated from foreign governments, Reuters reported on Thursday.
“I have concerns that an agency of foreign intelligence is hacking and interfering with a U.S. election,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said of the earlier DNC attack.
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Podesta said at the time that he had no knowledge of the DCCC attack.
Reuters asked the Kremlin if Russia played any role in the hacking.
“We don’t see the point any more in repeating yet again that this is silliness,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the news agency.
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