FBI Investigating Cybertheft Of Information Collected By Clinton Campaign
The Clinton campaign needs to get a better security system to keep hackers out. If you are going to have sensitive information you should try to keep it safe.
The FBI is investigating the cybertheft of proprietary information collected by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but the campaign says no internal computer systems were hacked.
The investigation comes on the heels of two other FBI investigations into hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
As news surfaced of a potential hack into campaign computers, a campaign spokesman issued a statement late today saying, “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack.”
The campaign’s computer system “has been under review by outside cyber security experts,” and so far “they have found no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised,” the spokesman said.
The Clinton campaign shares some of its proprietary information — such as voter data — with the DNC, and that information was compromised, a campaign official told ABC News.
A campaign aide said that the hackers had access to the analytics program server for about five days. The system, used to conduct voter analysis, does not include Social Security numbers or credit card numbers.
“Anytime there is hacking like that and release of proprietary information, it is a crime,” CIA Director John Brennan said today of the DNC hack. “Who is responsible for what happened there, I think, is to be determined.”
Nevertheless, government sources privately suspect Russian hackers are behind the cyber attacks on Democratic organizations.
Speaking at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, Brennan vowed that when the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement community determines who is behind it, “there will be discussions at the highest levels of the government” over how to respond.
“Obviously interference in the U.S. election process is a very, very serious matter, and I think certainly this government [would]treat it with great seriousness,” Brennan added. More