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Republican Party Breached in Major Cyber-Attack – Report

December 06, 2018 / Phil Muncaster

The chief campaign organization of the Republican Party has been hacked and thousands of emails from senior aides compromised over the period of several months, it has emerged. In an incident reminiscent of the notorious cyber-attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ahead of the 2016 presidential election, three GOP officials said the National Republican Congressional Committee had been breached. According to Politico, the incident was discovered in April but not related even to senior lawmakers like speaker Paul Ryan and majority leader Kevin McCarthy until the news site contacted them this week. “We don’t want to get into details about what was taken because it’s an ongoing investigation,” a senior party official is quoted as saying. “Let’s say they had access to four active accounts. I think you can draw from that.”