Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack: Politico

The hackers used techniques that make them difficult to identify and officials have yet to determine whether they were aligned with a foreign government, said a second person familiar with the case.

The news was first reported by Politico, which said the NRCC learned about the attack from a vendor who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor.

However senior Republican House leaders, including Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, were not informed until contacted by the news site, Politico said.

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A senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters on Tuesday the agency had not been informed by the NRCC or FBI of such an attack.

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  • Date: 2018-12-04T20:07:32+0000
  • Author: Ginger Gibson
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National Republican Congressional Committee suffered ‘cyber intrusion,’ spokesman says

Prior added: ‘To protect the integrity of that investigation, the NRCC will offer no further comment on the incident.’

The NRCC is the committee dedicated to electing House Republicans across the country. The GOP ended up losing 40 seats in November’s elections, as well as its majority.

Politico reported that the Republican leadership, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise had not been informed of the attack until the outlet began reporting its story.

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According to the outlet, the hacking was first discovered by a managed security services provider that monitors the committee’s network.

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Video of Trump saying DNC should be ‘ashamed’ for getting hacked resurfaces after NRCC hack revealed

National security lawyer Bradley Moss retweeted a video from July that showed Trump boasting about how the Republicans were far better protected from cyber intrusions.

“Clearly the @NRCC should be ashamed of themselves. That is the President’s view on cybersecurity,” the vocal Trump critic teased.

‘The DNC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked. They had bad defenses, and they were able to be hacked,’ Trump said in the “Face the Nation” interview for CBS News in July. ‘I heard they were trying to hack the Republicans, too. But, and this may be wrong, but they had much stronger defenses.’

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  • Date: 2018-12-04T18:12:27.811
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Cyber breach exposed NRCC emails | TheHill

The FBI is investigating a cyber breach that hit the House Republican campaign arm earlier this year, a spokesperson for the group said Tuesday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was alerted to the breach in April, according to Politico, which first reported the intrusion. At that point, four committee aides had been surveilled for months, according to the news outlet.

None of the information accessed in the breach has been revealed publicly nor did anyone behind the intrusion threaten to expose the information, party officials told Politico.

It’s not clear who was behind the breach or how long it lasted before committee officials were made aware. Politico reported that unidentified party officials believe a foreign agent may have been responsible.

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack

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