It’s Not Over: FBI Reportedly Investigating Cyber Attack At DCCC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. They trade jokes, chuckle and talk shop about a hacker plot called "Project Mayhem." But at the heart of the conference call ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. They trade jokes, chuckle and talk shop about a hacker plot called "Project Mayhem." But at the heart of the conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard was a strategy aimed at bringing down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, which has launched a series of embarrassing attacks across the Internet. Unfortunately for the cyber sleuths, the hackers were listening, too _ and now so is the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) MORE LESS
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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.

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  1. Start the investigation at the Donnie Drumpf campaign headquarters, also known as the Kremlin.

  2. Wars have started over less. On top of that, the foreign hackers may have connections with the Republican Presidential candidate. That is one shit storm getting worse.

  3. “And if they got any money from crooked dem donors, the Russians should donate it to MY campaign, because I am the honest candidate, the one who will make America strong, and will stand up to countries who try to bully us”

  4. What a shitstorm Assange hath unleashed. Not in the way he intended, either. RICO the motherfucker. Greenwald and Snowden as well.

  5. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    Assange appears to have a very warped world view. And he seems almost Trumpian in his need for attention. I wonder if he’d care to make every detail of his private life public as he loves “transparency” so much.

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