Hillary’s campaign hacked
July 30th, 2016 at 1:50 pm
Hillary’s campaign hacked

International Desk: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been hacked as part of a larger cyber attack against Democratic Party institutions, US media report.

The latest hack follows two data breaches involving the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said BBC.

US officials widely believe that the cyber attacks were committed by agents working for the Russian government.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, July 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

Some fear that Russia may be trying to influence the presidential election.

The Russian government has denied involvement and denounced the “poisonous anti-Russian” rhetoric coming out of Washington.

The Clinton campaign said on Friday that an analytics data program, which it shared with other entities, had been accessed by hackers.

But, said her press secretary Nick Merrill, there was “no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised”.

The FBI said it was investigating the allegations and the extent of any hacking.

Hacked emails from Democratic National Committee were leaked last week on the eve of the party’s convention.

The emails showed Democratic Party officials were biased against Bernie Sanders in his primary race against Clinton.

The hack led to the resignation of the party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and sparked protests at the convention in Philadelphia.