FBI now investigating hack of Dem Congressional Campaign Committee – possibly by Russians

FBI now investigating hack of Dem Congressional Campaign Committee – possibly by Russians

[Ed. – Sounds like they think it’s connected to the hacking of the DNC emails.  Fascinating that there’s so much interest in the Democrats.  One theory:  Putin hates George Soros.]

The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion against a major Democratic Party congressional fundraising group, an attack that may be related to an earlier hack against the party apparatus, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The previously unreported incident at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, and its potential ties to Russian hackers are likely to sharpen concern, so far unproven, that Moscow is attempting to meddle in U.S. elections. …

The breach at the DCCC may have been intended to gather information about donors, rather than to steal money, the sources said on Thursday.

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The intrusion at the group could have begun as recently as June, two of the sources told Reuters.

That was when a bogus website was registered with a name closely resembling that of a main donation site connected to the DCCC. For some time, internet traffic associated with donations that was supposed to go to a company that processes campaign donations instead went to the bogus site, two sources said.

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