Second National Democratic Committee Confirms It Was Hacked

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee confirmed on Friday that it was hacked.

“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 group said in a statement, according to Reuters. “We are cooperating with the federal law enforcement with respect to their ongoing investigation.”

Reuters first reported Thursday that the FBI is investigating a cyber attack on the DCCC, a group that fundraises for Democratic congressional candidates.

Hackers may have been attempted to gather information on donors, according to Reuters. A fake website was registered with a name similar to the DCCC’s main donation site, and traffic intended for the fundraising nonprofit that processes donations to the DCCC instead went to the fake site.

ActBlue, the nonprofit that manages DCCC fundraising, did not comment to Reuters on the hack.

The revelation follows a cyber attack on the Democratic National Committee, which may have been carried out by Russian hackers.

The IP address for the fake site was similar to the one used by the Russian hackers suspected in the DNC hack. The Kremlin has denied that it carried out either attack.

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