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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:18 PM

National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during this year's election cycle

Source: The Washington Post



By Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris December 4 at 1:02 PM

The campaign organization for House Republicans was the victim of a cyberattack that exposed email accounts to an unknown intruder during the 2018 election cycle, people familiar with the matter said.

It wasn’t known if a foreign government was behind the intrusion into the computer networks of the National Republican Congressional Committee, a person familiar with the case said. But the intruder was “sophisticated, based on their tactics and methods,” and the intrusion “was clearly designed to hide the tracks of who it was,” this person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the matter is under investigation.

The intrusion was first reported by Politico, which said senior House Republicans, including Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), as well as rank-and-file members weren’t told of the breach until the news organization inquired about the episode with the committee on Monday.

“The NRCC can confirm that it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an unknown entity,” said Ian Prior, a committee spokesman.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/national-republican-congressional-committee-says-it-was-hacked-during-this-years-election-cycle/2018/12/04/58136c7a-f7e9-11e8-8d64-4e79db33382f_story.html?utm_term=.d4dddd9f1365

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Reply National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during this year's election cycle (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 4 OP
redstatebluegirl Dec 4 #1
efhmc Dec 4 #22
Hassler Dec 4 #2
underpants Dec 4 #3
Renew Deal Dec 4 #4
RhodeIslandOne Dec 4 #5
CentralMass Dec 4 #6
marble falls Dec 4 #7
irisblue Dec 4 #8
saidsimplesimon Dec 4 #9
Iliyah Dec 4 #10
genxlib Dec 4 #11
brooklynite Dec 4 #12
Chakaconcarne Dec 4 #13
pecosbob Dec 4 #14
ancianita Dec 4 #15
reflection Dec 4 #16
onetexan Dec 4 #17
Botany Dec 4 #18
yonder Dec 4 #19
Botany Dec 4 #20
Still In Wisconsin Dec 4 #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:19 PM

1. Right...don't believe that for a minute.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 09:05 PM

22. If not boo hoo, don't care.

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:20 PM

2. I wonder who has the kompramat and on whom...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:21 PM

3. Hillary's old server has become self aware and attacked

I can sooo see this being spun as an excuse for the Blue Wave in RW media.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:22 PM

4. So the server was breached and they didn't tell leadership?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:23 PM

5. Deflect and distract n/m

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:23 PM

6. One can only speculate on the treasure trove of dirt and corruption in those emails.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:28 PM

7. Bull Shit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:29 PM

8. Oh, they were hacked before.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:30 PM

9. "Sure, I did"

In the voice of the creepy man acquitted in Texas dismemberment murder trial. What's his name? I have selectively erased him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:31 PM

10. 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

shithole will blame the Democratic Party . . . .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:31 PM

11. At the risk of victim shaming...

If you put anything embarrassing or incriminating into an email these days, you are an idiot.

Considering what has taken place over the last few years, you would have to be a world class dumbass to do it within a political organization.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:34 PM

12. I have a theory...

Russia isn't "pro-Trump", it's "pro-chaos". Anything that disrupts the US Government is to their advantage.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:36 PM

13. Surely this explains their November loss

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:50 PM

14. All records of financial contributions to the RNCC have disappeared.

I mean look, guys, we don't even know how to send emails..it must have been liberals. /s

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:00 PM

15. A likely story.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:07 PM

16. Trump's 300# bedridden hacker really gets around. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:08 PM

17. trying to divert the public's attention from the mess the GOP is in

by playing the victim. Sorry Repugs, we've seen this tactic before.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:15 PM

18. "Some people say both sides do it."

I am not buying this for a second. BTW did't the GOP in the senate or the house block
spending money on cyber security before our elections in 2018 on orders from the White House?

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Response to Botany (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:37 PM

19. Yes, the Senate:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-block-250-million-election-security-measure-1533144561

The GOP-controlled Senate filibustered an industry infrastructure protection bill in 2012 as well. "Too burdensome for corporations"

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/us/politics/cybersecurity-bill-blocked-by-gop-filibuster.html

Go figure

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Response to yonder (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:05 PM

20. It was either the House or the Senate blocked a bill to earmark $ for cyber security protection ...

.... for our voting systems in 2018 (August I think) at the behest of
the White House.

From your Wall Street Journal link.

WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to increase spending on
election security measures, saying they wanted to see what states do with grants they have already
been provided.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:47 PM

21. I'm certain they were.

I mean, if you were in Russian intelligence, wouldn't you want to know what your assets were saying privately?

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