The DNC, the DNCC, even the NSA - there has been a surge of hacking over the past month, much of it blamed on Russia, yet the two perhaps most famous servers, Hillary's personal email server, and that of the Clinton Family Foundation, had somehow emerged unscathed. Or maybe not: according to Reuters, the Clintons' Charitable Foundation (which as we learned last week was the recipient of 96% of the Clintons' own donations) hired prominent security firm FireEye to examine the data systems "after seeing indications they might have been hacked."
While so far no message or document hacked from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced in public, this may change very soon. Recall how meticulously the ground was set for the Soros hack just days before DCLeaks revealed a treasure trove of Open Society Foundation documents. Today's Reuters report may server the same function.
One of the sources and two U.S. security officials said that like hackers who targeted the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democrats' congressional fundraising committee, the hackers appear to have used “spear phishing” techniques to gain access to the foundation's network. These techniques include creating bogus emails or websites in an effort to gain access to Clinton Foundation staffers’ emails and then to the foundation itself.