August 18, 2016

Clinton Foundation Believes It Was Hacked

Hillary Clinton has a terrible cybersecurity history. Back in July, FBI Director James Comey revealed that it was “very likely” that “hostile actors” gained access to then-Secretary Clinton’s emails. Now it has been revealed that the Clinton Foundation has hired the cybersecurity firm FireEye because the Foundation believes their sensitive “emails and voice messages” might have also been hacked:

“Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter.”

The most concerning aspect of this revelation is that the potential Clinton Foundation hackers used many of the same techniques as the Russian hackers of the DNC:

“Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the U.S. officials said the hackers used the same techniques Russian intelligence agencies or their proxies employed against the Democratic Party groups, which suggests that Russians also attacked the foundation.”

The Clinton Foundation has been a persistent problem for Clinton’s presidential campaign. Just this week a number of major new negative stories have been published about the Clinton Foundation’s shady dealings. Given the embarrassing information released from the DNC hack, the Clinton campaign must be bracing for the worst.