The hacking group that leaked former Secretary of State Colin Powell's emails has purported to have breached the email account of a White House contractor, posting a scan of Michelle Obama's passport and a trove of messages online, NBC News reported.
The emails were sent from the Gmail account of Ian Mellul, a contractor employed as an advance associate at the White House, and includes sensitive information about the first lady and vice president — such as detailed schedules intended for their Secret Service protection.
The Secret Service Thursday told NBC News it's "aware of the alleged email hacking" and would not, as a matter of policy, provide information about an investigation.
The group, DC Leaks, is believed to have ties to Russian intelligence services, a federal law official told NBC News.
NBC News has not yet authenticated the documents.