US Authorities Investigate Possible Clinton Campaign Hack

FILE - People stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
FILE – People stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC)

{VOA News/WASHINGTON} — Federal authorities are investigating the possibility that hackers have breached the computer network of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as part of a larger cyberattack on the U.S. Democratic Party.

Law enforcement officials told U.S. media outlets that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice were involved in the investigation.

Neither agency has confirmed the probe.

“The FBI 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. The cyber threat environment continues to evolve as cyber actors target all sectors and their data,” the agency wrote to VOA.

Clinton campaign officials responded late Friday, saying one of their databases has been compromised, but that analytics program was maintained by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which already is known to have been hacked. A Clinton spokesman, Nick Merrill, said security experts have found no evidence that internal campaign systems have been hacked. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.