Friday, August 24, 2018

The Latest Hack Attempt Of The Democrats Was By . . . . The Democrats Themselves

The latest hack attempt of the Democrat National Committee data was this week. It led to an outburst of claims of Russian collusion, etc, but now turns out not to have been by the Russians at all, nor of any outside party for that matter.

Instead, it was the work of the Democrats themselves.

The attempt was actually penetration testing by the Michigan Democratic Party to test security of the DNC's files. Apparently they forgot to tell the DNC they were doing it, which led to a wee bit of embarrassment as the DNC quickly cried "Russkie Wolf!".

The Detroit Free Press: Democratic data hack: Here's who was apparently behind it

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon acknowledged in a statement that the state organization's efforts to improve cybersecurity led to mistakes though he didn't elaborate.

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CNN first reported the attempted back on Tuesday after the DNC told the FBI someone was trying to hack its voter database two years after successful Russian efforts to infiltrate its computer systems and release thousands of emails online, embarrassing the party during the 2016 presidential campaign.

1 comment:

Nuke Road Warrior said...

I bet the twitterverse will continue to push the "It's the Rooskies, impeach Trump" meme for the foreseeable future, facts be damned.