The Democratic National Committee’s Voter Database was Reportedly Hacked

The Democratic National Committee was reportedly alerted of an attempted hack to its voter database. The Committee has notified authorities about the attempt. The DNC also highlighted the danger of cyber threats to the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.

According to two DNC officials, the Committee was notified of the hacking threat by a cybersecurity researcher from the Lookout firm. Although the hacking attempt was described as “sophisticated,” the hacker was not able to obtain data.

The F.B.I. is already investigating and intends to be more vigilant about preventing similar incidents from happening in the coming months.

The hackers’ identities remain unclear. The attackers targeted the Committee’s voter data system, Votebuilder.

A similar attempt, which was made during the 2016 elections, was tracked to Russia.

Intelligence agencies have already been taking precautions in order to strengthen the U.S.’ security systems, as Russian sources will likely attempt to interfere with the upcoming midterm elections.

The hackers reportedly created a fake DNC login page which mimicked the institution’s official website. They used this page to gather names, passwords, and other data. The hackers also sent emails to DNC officials, asking them to log into the page in an attempt to gather their information.

Bob Lord, the chief security officer of the D.N.C., released a statement which was intended to stress the importance of cybersecurity. His statement read:

This attempt is further proof that there are constant threats as we head into midterm elections and we must remain vigilant in order to prevent future attacks. While it’s clear that the actors were going after the party’s most sensitive information — the voter file — the D.N.C. was able to prevent a hack by working with the cyber ecosystem to identify it and take steps to stop it.”


Featured image via Pixabay

Have a tip we should know?

Most Read

  1. ARTS
    With a Vengeance and no Apologies, Art Basel Miami Beach Has Returned
    1 year ago
  2. Food
    Is Faux Turkey Finally Vegan-Approved for Thanksgiving?
    1 year ago
  3. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    1 year ago
  4. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    2 years ago
  5. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    2 years ago
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    2 years ago
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    2 years ago
  8. Business
    McDonald’s Sales Increase Amid COVID Restrictions
    2 years ago
  9. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    2 years ago
  10. coronavirus
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    2 years ago
  11. Entertainment
    Nomadland Director Chloé Zhao, Wins the Best Director in 2021 Oscar
    2 years ago
  12. Travel
    The 8 Most Budget Friendly Vacation Spots
    43 mins ago
    Tyre Nichols: Another Police Officer Fired
    1 hour ago
    Breaking News: dozens of soldiers were released as part of a prisoner exchange.
    1 hour ago
  15. U.S.
    Western allies promise precision rockets and missile systems to Ukraine.
    14 hours ago
  16. Gadget
    Best Wireless Earbuds Top Picks for Every Listener
    1 week ago
  17. Lifestyle
    The 32 Best Weekender Bags for Long-Weekend Travel
    1 week ago
  18. Lifestyle
    Best Hybrid Mattresses
    1 week ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: