Democratic Official: DNC Stopped Hack Attempt of Voter File

Democratic Official: DNC Stopped Hack Attempt of Voter File

August 22, 2018, 2:15 PM

Democratic Official: DNC Stopped Hack Attempt of Voter File

FILE - people stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington.
FILE – people stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington.

CHICAGO —

The Democratic National Committee says it has thwarted an attempt to hack its database that houses information on tens of millions of voters across the country.

A party official said DNC contractors notified the party Tuesday of an apparent hacking attempt. The committee notified law enforcement. The official said no information was compromised.
The party official said it's not clear what third party was attempting the hack.

Bob Lord is the DNC's chief security officer. He briefed the leaders of state parties on the matter at a party gathering this morning in Chicago. The DNC distributes the voter file to state parties for Democratic candidates to use the information.
Lord said in a statement afterward that the Trump administration is not doing enough to protect American democracy.

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