The same group of hackers that managed to hack the DNC last week also managed to breach documents from the Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton organization said they were not notified of the breach and declined to comment. Government investigators identified the breach as early as last week, Bloomberg News reported.
The hacker, who also claims to have hacked into the DNC’s network released 261 documents on Tuesday. According to Bloomberg News the hackers had “links to the Russian government.”
“The hackers in fact sought data from at least 4,000 individuals associated with US politics — party aides, advisers, lawyers and foundations — for about seven months through mid-May,” Bloomberg News reported.
U.S. officials notified the presidential campaigns of Trump, Sanders and Clinton before the DNC disclosed their major computer breach, that they were being targeted by a group of hackers.
Last week, opposition research to Donald Trump’s campaign from the DNC network was breached by the hackers. It wasn’t until April that the DNC became aware of unusual activity in their system.
Trump intends to exploit the donations received from foreign governments to the Clinton foundation as well as confidential emails, in an upcoming speech.
The FBI are investigating the breach into the Clinton Foundation, but intends to keep the investigation separate from her private emails.