Democratic Party Says It Thwarted Attempted Hack of Voter Database

Update: the phishing attack turned out to be a simulation.  See links in the comments below this post.

Sheera Frenkel and Jonathan Martin report:

The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that it was alerted to an attempted hack of its voter database this week and that it had notified law enforcement.

The effort to target the Democratic Party’s voter file, known as Votebuilder, was not successful, and a party official said the identities of the culprits were unclear. When the Democratic National Committee was hacked in 2016 during the presidential campaign, the incident was traced to Russia.

Read more on the New York Times.

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    • Dissent - August 24, 2018

      Thanks. I knew I meant to update something yesterday but then shiny objects and … and… 🙂

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