The DNC hack certainly hasn’t helped the organization’s credibility. It’s confirmed the worst fears of the “Bernie or Bust” crowd — that the establishment was conspired against them and their candidate. As if it wasn’t obvious enough from the overwhelming majority of superdelegates rushing to pledge their support to Hillary, emails revealed that the DNC had conspired to attack Bernie Sanders over his religion, of all things. Oh — and they were paying young voters to push back against Sanders supporters online, because Hillary barely has a youth following of her own.
You can find a concise list of just some of the damning revelations from the email hack at the Gateway Pundit.
Donald Trump said he hoped the Russians who hacked the DNC would be able to find Hillary’s 30,000 deleted emails from her private email server. They may not have done that, but they’d already set their eyes on, and hacked, another arm of the Democrat establishment. Politico reports:
Hackers apparently affiliated with Russian intelligence have launched a cyberattack targeting donors to the Democratic Party’s House campaign arm, sources and news reports said Thursday night, adding to the troubles unleashed by last week’s disclosure of embarrassing internal emails from the Democratic National Committee.
The latest hack, aimed at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was perpetrated by one the two Russian-based groups previously blamed for rifling through the DNC’s computer networks and making off with emails and other documents, a security expert familiar with the latest breach told POLITICO. But this new attack “appears to be a bit different” the source said.
“It’s part of a broader intelligence collection effort,” the source said, adding: “It’s maybe an attempt to harvest credentials. … It’s not an email grab like the DNC.”
Even so, it ought to stoke anxiety for people throughout the political process, said Jim Manley, a former top spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid.
The latest attack, which Reuters first reported less than three hours before Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton gave her acceptance speech in Philadelphia, will certainly increase scrutiny of the party’s cybersecurity, as well as the Clinton campaign’s allegations that Russian hackers are trying to interfere in the presidential election to aid Donald Trump. The DNC and DCCC have offices at the same address near Capitol Hill.
The FBI is investigating the DNC hack as a criminal matter. It didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment from POLITICO about the reported attack on the DCCC. The White House referred questions to FBI.
One has to wonder how they keep getting hacked — they must all be using insecure private email servers, or something. If they can’t handle their own security, what makes them think we should trust them with our nation’s?
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