Annnndd… the hacks just keep on coming, it seems. On the heels of the bombshell hack of the Democrat National Committee revealed a week ago, and the hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee we reported earlier today, comes news the the Hillary Clinton campaign itself has been hacked.
Breaking News: FBI investigating hack against Clinton campaign and Democratic Party computers. pic.twitter.com/kWwmSOQkVT
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 29, 2016
What’s more: the Hillary campaign was WARNED, but chose not to cooperate with the FBI, according to reports.
BREAKING: Clinton campaign was also hacked in attacks on Democrats – sources tell Reuters
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 29, 2016
More from Politico:
Hackers have attacked the computer network of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Reuters reported Friday, in what would be the third cyber-assault disclosed in the past week on the Democratic Party’s national campaign apparatus.
The latest attack is believed to be part of a broader hacking campaign that U.S. investigators and private sector cyber experts have attributed to Russian intelligence services. But the Obama administration has not publicly assigned blame for any of the breaches, despite pleas from dozens of security experts who say it’s imperative for the U.S. to deter foreign aggression against its political system.
The Justice Department declined to comment on the report, while the FBI said in a vaguely worded statement that it “is aware of media reporting on cyber intrusions involving multiple political entities, and is working to determine the accuracy, nature and scope of these matters.” Reuters did not initially specify the nature of the attack or say what information the hackers may have stolen.
As recently as Tuesday, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told reporters at the party’s convention in Philadelphia that he was confident in the campaign’s “robust security” system. He said the campaign had received no FBI warnings that it may have been breached by the hackers who had stolen politically explosive emails from the Democratic National Committee.
However, reports contradict the Clinton campaign’s claim that they had received no warnings. In fact, as Yahoo News reports, the FBI had warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News.
According to the report, FBI agents laid out concerns in a meeting with senior officials at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters.
One of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton campaign to turn over internal computer logs as well as the personal email addresses of senior campaign officials. But the campaign, through its lawyers, declined to provide the data, deciding that the FBI’s request for sensitive personal and campaign information data was too broad and intrusive, the source said.
In other words, the Clinton campaign refused to cooperate with the FBI in providing the necessary dat for their investigation. Sound familiar?
And now the Clinton campaign is trying to blame Trump for the matter? Are they kidding?
Certainly, all of this hacking is a very serious matter — particularly if it turns out to have been conducted by state-sponsored actors. However, it’s hard not to sometimes feel this is some sort of divine justice for former Secretary of State Clinton’s willful arrogance around the security of her own email.
And she wants us to trust her — again — with our national security?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]