U.S. House Republican campaign arm hacked during election year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Republican Congressional Committee, the organization that coordinates Republican election campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, was hacked, according to a spokesman for the organization.

“The NRCC can confirm that it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an unknown entity. The cybersecurity of the Committee’s data is paramount, and upon learning of the intrusion, the NRCC immediately launched an internal investigation and notified the FBI, which is now investigating the matter,” Ian Prior, a spokesman for the organization, said in a statement on Tuesday. “To protect the integrity of that investigation, the NRCC will offer no further comment on the incident.”

The news was first reported by Politico.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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