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Emotet Emails Strike Thousands of DNC Volunteers
2020-10-01 21:05

On Thursday, hundreds of U.S. organizations were targeted by an Emotet spear-phishing campaign, which sent thousands of emails purporting to be from the Democratic National Committee and recruiting potential Democratic volunteers. Emotet has historically utilized a variety of lure themes leveraging current events - from COVID-19 to Greta Thunberg.

Online 'Impersonator' Tried to Contact Campaigns, DNC Says
2020-02-27 12:54

The Democratic National Committee has warned its presidential candidates to be cautious after Bernie Sanders' campaign reported that an "Impersonator" with a domain registered overseas had posed as one of its staffers and sought conversations with members of at least two other campaigns. Bob Lord, the DNC's chief security officer, wrote in an email to his party's presidential campaigns on Wednesday that "Adversaries will often try to impersonate real people on a campaign" to get people to "Download suspicious files, or click on a link to a phishing site." Lord said attackers may also try to set up a call or in-person meeting that they can record and publish.

FBI Reviewed Cybersecurity Firm's Evidence in 2016 DNC Election Hack
2019-09-27 07:31

CLAIM: The FBI only relied on the word of a cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, to determine that Russia hacked the emails of the Democratic National Committee. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. CrowdStrike...

Steele Dossier Case: Expert Traces Spear-Phishing of DNC
2019-03-18 18:18

XBT/Webzilla Hosting Infrastructure Used for Nation-State Hacking, Expert FindsWeb hosting firm XBT/Webzilla's infrastructure was used to attack the U.S. Democratic Party and for 2016 election...

DNC targeted by Russian hackers beyond 2018 midterms, it claims
2019-01-22 07:02

The Democratic National Committee has filed a civil complaint accusing Russia of trying to hack its computers as recently as November 2018.

DNC: Russian Hackers Attacked Us Again After Midterm Elections
2019-01-21 09:50

Hackers believed to be associated with the Russian government targeted the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) shortly after the 2018 midterm elections, court documents show. read more

The DNC Hacker Indictment: A Lesson in Failed Misattribution
2018-10-04 16:15

Reading legal documents is not something I usually enjoy. The Muller indictment of the Russian DNC hackers was different - the amount of detail revealed in the document stunned me, and suggests...

DNC Phishing Scare Was a Training Exercise Gone Awry: Lessons Learned
2018-10-02 06:37

The recent phishing attack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was only a test conducted by the Michigan Democratic Party.

DNC ‘spearphishing attack’ was actually a test
2018-08-24 11:03

A fake login page turned out to be a test phishing attack from the Michigan Democratic Party, which hadn't told the DNC or the ISP about it.

False Alarm: Phishing Attack Against DNC Was Just a Test
2018-08-24 11:03

Unannounced Exercise Stoked Voter Database Hacking FearsA website that appeared to be part of a phishing campaign designed to gain access to the Democratic National Committee's voter database has...