Days after damaging hacked information from the Democratic National Committee was published online, leading to the resignation of its chair, Reuters reported Thursday that the FBI was investigating a cyber intrusion at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The breach at the DCCC, which is tasked with raising money for Democrats running for the U.S. House, may be related the DNC hacking, which the FBI was also investigating. That attack has been widely attributed to Russian government forces potentially trying to sway the 2016 election.
Two anonymous sources told Reuters the DCCC hack may have been targeting donor information and could have begun as early as June. As part of the attack, incoming web traffic intended for the DCCC’s main fundraising site was funneled to a fake site.
The IP address of the scam site resembled one used by a hacking group with known ties to the Russian government, one of the two also suspected to have carried out the DNC attack.
GOP nominee Donald Trump was heavily criticized this week for urging the Russians to release Hillary Clinton’s emails if they were in possession of the records from another cyber attack.