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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

NRCC emails hacked before 2018 midterm elections

The campaign body for House Republicans was hacked ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, putting at risk sensitive information exchanged by top party officials via thousands of emails.

The email accounts of four senior National Republican Congressional Committee aides were compromised for months before the breaches were detected in April by MSSP, a security services contractor that monitors its network, Politico reported Tuesday.

“The NRCC can confirm that it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an unknown entity," Ian Prior, a vice president at Mercury, the public affairs firm retained by the NRCC to manage the hack, told the Washington Examiner in a statement. "The cybersecurity of the Committee’s data is paramount, and upon learning of the intrusion, the NRCC immediately launched an internal investigation and notified the FBI, which is now investigating the matter."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even in our local elections, the Socialist Democrats were trying to hack Republican email accounts.