The Democratic National Committee’s data was leaked to Wikileaks.
But a number of DNC staffers, including top aide Seth Rich, were apparently still using the information for political purposes.
In a post on Medium on Wednesday, Hive wrote: Our hive-mind is currently busy with this data breach and we will not be able to update the Hive table in time to accommodate this.
But the Hive data is currently under the control of a number who are currently actively abusing it and may be making it available to others for political gain.
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This is not the first time the DNC has been hacked.
On August 1, 2016, WikiLeaks released thousands of internal DNC emails.
The DNC and the White House quickly announced that they would cooperate with the FBI investigation, and the DNC released a statement saying that “we will cooperate fully” with the investigation.
The FBI has confirmed that its investigation has been reopened.
Hive’s post is in line with other posts by other users who have posted about the DNC hack and its possible political purposes, including a Reddit user, a Twitter user, and a Facebook user.
One user who has posted about it said: “A leaked DNC database is used to rig elections and is being used to manipulate elections, not just the election, but the entire process.”
This is likely the first public instance of this happening, and it raises questions about the impact the leak has had on the DNC’s internal operations.
The Post reported on Tuesday that some of the DNC staffers who had access to the data had used the data to target political candidates, according to the documents.
Update: This article has been updated to reflect the post has been taken down.