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As though this election weren't weird enough, Russian hackers also hit the Clinton campaign computers

Meddling in the presidential campaign appears to be the aim of the cyber attack.

Remember: No one is safe from digital attacks, not even these two.
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According to numerous sources and those attacked themselves, the computers used by the Clinton campaign are also among those hit by hackers thought to directed by Russian intelligence.

The FBI said Friday it was investigating a cyber attack of political groups, although it did not name the ones impacted.

The widening breech of digital systems of the Democrats, which began with the leaking of confidential emails from the Democratic National Committee last month, has caused campaign officials to claim that Russia might be attempting to influence the U.S. Presidential election.

You think?

It certainly seems that way, given the impact the release of compromised communications has had on the Democrats so far, resulting in the resignation of DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Add to the list of those hacked: Some software programs used by the Clinton campaign that were linked to the DNC and also computer systems of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which raises funds for Democrats in the House of Representatives. Both groups confirmed intrusions on Friday.

That means a lot of juicy internal information is likely at risk, including possible financial data and other information.

The FBI said in a statement that it was "aware of media reporting on cyber intrusions involving multiple political entities, and is working to determine the accuracy, nature and scope of these matters."

In other words, brace for more information to be released by WikiLeaks, which made public 20,000 committee emails that showed Schultz and other officials had not been so nice to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, as he had long claimed and they had long denied. The group, headed by Julian Assange, has intimated that there was more to come, due to longstanding rancor he has with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, over on the Republican side, candidate Donald Trump has caused his own controversy by urging the Russians to hack even more into Clinton’s digital files. He later claimed he was being "sarcastic."

So funny we forgot to laugh.

More to come, inevitably, as the extent of the cyber attacks continues to reverberate across what is already an unusual and unusually ugly election.

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