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DNC Reported HackIng to FBI, Then Retracted

Democratic National Committee officials told the New York Times that there was an “aggressive” attack on their Votebuilder system, claiming that the “hackers set up a fake page that mimicked the party’s login page for its voter registration website, a tactic that could gather names, passwords and other credentials of those using the voter database.” It was particularly pitched as “proof that there are constant threats as we head into midterm elections.” Then they retracted claims after involving the FBI, saying it was only a “test.” Were these DNC officials that clueless about their web operations, or are they perhaps trying to muddy the legitimacy waters or create the specter of excuses for massive losses ahead of midterms? Either way, we smell a rat.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Democratic National Committee contacted the FBI on Wednesday claiming that someone tried to hack its voter database system this week, and, within hours, had to retract their claim.

The New York Times reported that officials described the alleged attempt to hack their system, Votebuilder, as an “aggressive” attack, claiming that the “hackers set up a fake page that mimicked the party‚Äôs login page for its voter-registration website, a tactic that could gather names, passwords and other credentials of those using the voter database.”

Bob Lord, chief security officer for the Democratic National Committee, said, “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.”

Late on Wednesday, Democrats were forced to retract their claims after new information came to light and now say that the alleged “hacking attempt” was nothing more than a “test.”

 

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