Democrats Now Say Hacking Attempt Was Test From Within

Democrats Now Say Hacking Attempt Was Test From Within

America's Voice Admin
August 23, 2018

Democrats Now Say Hacking Attempt Was Test From Within

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 —

What the Democratic Party first thought was a malicious attempt to hack the party's massive voter information file turned out to be just a security test.

The admission from a senior Democratic official comes a day after party officials said a hacking attempt was successfully thwarted.

The official says the national party has since learned that the Michigan Democratic Party arranged the phishing attempt as a test of login security, but did not alert the party or the internet platform that hosts the data.

Without knowing it was a test, the party was alerted by web security monitors who'd identified the attempt as a threat.

The official wasn't authorized to speak about sensitive security information and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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