The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Friday confirmed reports that it had been hacked, and said the breach was similar to the one that hit the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“The DCCC can confirm that we have been the target of a cybersecurity incident,” spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said in a statement. “Upon discovering the issue, we immediately took action and engaged with CrowdStrike, a leading forensic investigator, to assist us in addressing this incident.”
“The investigation is ongoing,” Kelly added. “Based on the information we have to date, we’ve been advised by investigators that this is similar to other recent incidents, including the DNC breach.”
Reuters reported on Thursday that the FBI had opened an investigation into a cyber breach at the DCCC.
The news comes a week after WikiLeaks released a trove of stolen emails from DNC officials. That leak led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after several emails should officials discussed ways to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
Intelligence officials believe that the hackers are linked to the Russian government.