December 4, 2018

Pardon me while I cry a river over Republican National Committee emails being hacked. Washington Post:

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 whether 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.

This is serious, folks. And if the United States Government doesn't take cybersecurity as the most hazardous war front we are facing today, it will only get worse. Too bad Donald Trump and the Republican Party have so much bad faith when it comes to using foreign hacking for their own party's political gain.

Politico reports that the FBI is investigating the cyber attack. Is that the "cancer on our country" FBI, Donald?

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