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February 24, 2020

Forbes: Democratic Candidates Beware: Here’s How Your Campaigns Can Be Hacked

The Democratic Party candidates have worked very hard to reach this crucial moment in their run for president. It’s not just about rallies or fiery debates: […]
February 24, 2020

SecurityWeek: Man Tied to Ex-Congresswoman Campaign Arrested in Hack Spree

The FBI on Friday arrested a man linked to former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill’s 2018 House campaign for allegedly orchestrating a series of cyberattacks on a […]
February 14, 2020

Sun Sentinel: When elections office was hit, Zepto was the latest in ransomware. Now, ransomware is even more dangerous.

The virus that reportedly infected the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office in 2016 could have meant elections officials shelling out thousands of dollars to […]
February 10, 2020

TechCrunch: A US House candidate says she was hacked — now she’s warning others

I cannot think of a reason not to share this with the public,” Brianna Wu tweeted. “Two of my non-campaign Google accounts were compromised by someone […]
October 22, 2019

State Scoop: Ransomware Attacks Map chronicles a growing threat

In May, Allan Liska, an intelligence analyst at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, published research that caught the attention of security analysts and government officials everywhere. […]
August 8, 2019

Campaigns & Elections: How to do Cybersecurity Triage

Much like you don’t need to know brain surgery to save someone in an accident, there are easy steps that you and your organization can take […]
February 15, 2019

CNN: Head of security at DNC issues stark warning to presidential candidates

New York (CNN)The Democratic National Committee’s head of cybersecurity is warning presidential primary candidates that the best time for hackers to target their campaigns is right […]
August 21, 2018

AP: FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it’s unclear whether […]
August 15, 2018

Rolling Stone: Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race

WASHINGTON — FBI agents in California and Washington, D.C., have investigated a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of Rep. […]
August 3, 2018

Roll Call: Campaigns Grapple With Cybersecurity as Russian Threat Looms

Amid increased warnings of Russian interference in the midterm elections — and evidence that hackers are targeting candidates — congressional campaigns are trying to balance cybersecurity […]