(Bloomberg) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a hacking attack on the Democratic National Committee that some U.S. lawmakers and cybersecurity experts say may be linked to the Russian government.

"The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the bureau said in a statement Monday. "A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."

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