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Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack

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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/04/exclusive-emails-of-top-nrcc-officials-stolen-in-major-2018-hack-1043309

The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack during the 2018 election, exposing thousands of sensitive emails to an outside intruder, according to three senior party officials.

The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee were surveilled for several months, the party officials said. The intrusion was detected in April by an NRCC vendor, who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor. An internal investigation was initiated and the FBI was alerted to the attack, said the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the incident..........

Party officials would not say when the hack began or who was behind it, although they privately believe it was a foreign agent due to the nature of the attack.....

An FBI spokesperson declined to comment on its investigation into the incident.

None of the information accessed during the hack — thousands of emails from senior NRCC aides — has appeared in public, party officials said. And they said there were no attempts to threaten the NRCC or its leadership during the campaign with exposure of the information.

Yet the fact that the NRCC was hacked and withheld that information is likely to prove embarrassing at a time when Republicans are grappling with an election in which they lost 40 seats and control of the House. President Donald Trump has also claimed that Republicans are better than Democrats at cybersecurity, explaining why one party was hacked in 2016 but the other was not.

“The DNC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked. They had bad defenses, and they were able to be hacked,” Trump told CBS News in July. “I heard they were trying to hack the Republicans, too. But, and this may be wrong, but they had much stronger defenses.”........

The hack was first detected by an MSSP, a managed security services provider that monitors the NRCC’s network. The MSSP informed NRCC officials and they, in turn, alerted Crowdstrike, a well-known cybersecurity firm that had already been retained by the NRCC.

Has the worm turned on the GOP? Ironic that they turned to Crowdstrike for help after criticizing the DNC's use of that same cybersecurity firm
 

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"He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas"

LOL! Like that first cartoon. One has to wonder if those fleas are the ones whom are biting them now.
 

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#Releasetheemails

Sent from Trump Plaza's basement using Putin's MacBook.
 

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LOL! Like that first cartoon. One has to wonder if those fleas are the ones whom are biting them now.

When it comes to Trump, I live for schadenfreude.:mrgreen:
 

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What victims! They should have had better security.
 

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I'm a bit surprised this isn't getting a bit more notice. Of particular importance is that the NRCC apparently did not notify anyone, including senior elected Republican officials.

It is also very telling that whoever hacked the NRCC was very likely a foreign power, and did not release the emails. Hmmmmm....
 
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