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8/1/2016
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Clinton Campaign: Voter Analytics Program Compromised, Not Internal Systems

First the DNC, then the DCCC, and now the Clinton campaign have all been compromised by Russian attackers.

The recent cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server also compromised a voter analytics data used by the Clinton campaign and not the campaign's internal systems nor email, reports USA Today, quoting a Hillary for America campaign statement. The hackers reportedly had control over the database for five days.

The DNC hack stirred controversy when emails from the breach and posted recently on WikiLeaks indicated the committee favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders as presidential candidate. Experts say hackers had access to the party’s network for around a year.

Meanwhile, US authorities are investigating another breach that involves Democratic Congressional Campaign (DCC). The DCC and DNC servers contain sensitive communications as well as voter and financial details.

Investigators have blamed the recent breaches on Russia with experts saying a group called Fancy Bear, tied to the Russian military intelligence, was likely behind the latest DCC attack.

The FBI is currently probing these allegations.

Read more on USA Today.

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