The Democratic National Committee recently reached out to the FBI and stated someone attempted to hack it’s voter database and hilariously had to retract their claims.
The New York Times even went as far as calling the “hacking” an “aggressive” attack. They stated 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.”
Bob Lord, chief security officer for the Democratic National Committee, stated, “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.”
However, the same day the Democrats retracted their statements and said the “hacking attempt” was nothing but a “test.”
“We, along with the partners who reported the site, now believe it was built by a third party as part of a simulated phishing test on VoteBuilder,” Lord said. “The test, which mimicked several attributes of actual attacks on the Democratic party’s voter file, was not authorized by the DNC, VoteBuilder nor any of our vendors.”