Clinton Campaign Declined FBI Help After Hacking Was Suspected

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

By Steve Neavling

The FBI first warned Hillary Clinton’s campaign last year that its networks likely were hacked, but the campaign wouldn’t give federal investigators access to the internal data.

A Clinton aide said the FBI did not reveal that Russian intelligence agencies were suspected of being behind the hack attempt, NBC News reports. But the aide said that the campaign was aware of hacking attempts and was taking steps to make the networks more secure.

Shortly after, the Democratic National Committee hired Crowdstrike to investigate a potential breach. The cyber security firm determined that two Russian intelligence agencies were responsible for hacking into the DNC.

Leave a Reply