FBI investigating hack involving Democratic National Committee emails

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PHILADELPHIA — The FBI has confirmed that agents are investigating a cyberattack involving the Democratic National Committee that resulted in the release this weekend in embarrassing emails.

In a statement Monday, the FBI said it was investigating a “cyber intrusion” affecting the DNC and was “working to determine the nature and scope of the matter.”

The FBI said it will “continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”

Emails arising from the hack were posted over the weekend to WikiLeaks. Their release led party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce her resignation.

A cybersecurity firm that looked into the DNC breach found traces of at least two sophisticated hacking groups on the Democrats’ network — both of which have ties to the Russian government.

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