Fundraising Nonprofit Says It Wasn’t Compromised In DCCC Hack

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ActBlue, a liberal nonprofit that offers fundraising tools for campaigns, said Friday that its servers and donor information were not impacted by the cyber attack on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

“ActBlue’s systems, servers and donor information is, was and remains secure. We, as ActBlue were not hacked, we pride ourselves on our security protocols and want all of our donors and Express users to know that their information was not compromised,” Erin Hill, the executive director of ActBlue said in a statement.

The DCCC, a group that fundraises for Democratic congressional candidates, confirmed on Friday that it was hacked. Reuters reported on Thursday that hackers set up a fake website with a name similar to the DCCC’s main donation site. Traffic intended for ActBlue was then sent to the bogus website instead, according to Reuters.

“The DCCC takes this matter very seriously. With the assistance of leading experts we have taken and are continuing to take steps to enhance the security of our network in the face of these recent events,” the DCCC said in a Friday statement. “We are cooperating with the federal law enforcement with respect to their ongoing investigation.”

The cyber attack on the DCCC follows revelations that the Democratic National Committee was hacked. The FBI is investigating both hacks.

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