Hillary Clinton’s campaign had its computer network hacked as part of a cyberattack on Democratic organizations, Reuters reported Friday. The news comes hours after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) confirmed it had been hacked.
The DCCC said its cyberattack was “similar” to the attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which led to the release of thousands of internal emails by WikiLeaks.
The trove of emails led to the release of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The Department of Justice is investigating the cyberattacks, Reuters reported. The White House has indicated that it believes the cyberattacks were state-sponsored.
Reuters reported that the FBI has opened in an investigation into the cyberattacks on the DCCC.
While many suspect the hackers are linked to the Russian government, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
“I don’t think we’re quite ready yet to make a call on attribution,” Clapper said at the Aspen Security Forum. “We all know there’s just a few usual suspects out thee, but in terms of the process we try to stick to, I don’t think we’re ready to make a public call on that yet.”