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Hackers get into National Republican Congressional Committee’s email system

Dec 05, 20184 mins
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The National Republican Congressional Committee's email system was hacked leading up to midterm elections.

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Thousands of emails were stolen” from four senior aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the campaign arm for House Republicans, during the 2018 midterm campaign. MSSP first detected the hack and then CrowdStrike was brought into it in April to investigate the “unauthorized access.” The emails were not made public and no other personal information or donor details are believed to have been affected by the hack. The FBI is investigating.

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Ms. Smith (not her real name) is a freelance writer and programmer with a special and somewhat personal interest in IT privacy and security issues. She focuses on the unique challenges of maintaining privacy and security, both for individuals and enterprises. She has worked as a journalist and has also penned many technical papers and guides covering various technologies. Smith is herself a self-described privacy and security freak.