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posted by martyb on Thursday December 07, @01:28PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-got-your-kleptocracy-in-my-plutocracy...two-great-tastes-that-taste-great-together dept.

Politico reports on a data theft from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) by former employees who now work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC):

Staffers for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm seized information on more than 200,000 donors from the House GOP campaign committee over several months this year by breaking into its computer system, three sources with knowledge of the breach told POLITICO.

[...] Multiple NRSC staffers, who previously worked for the NRCC, used old database login information to gain access to House Republicans’ donor lists this year.

The donor list that was breached is among the NRCC’s most valuable assets, containing not only basic contact information like email addresses and phone numbers but personal information that could be used to entice donors to fork over cash — information on top issues and key states of interest to different people, the names of family members, and summaries of past donation history. The list has helped the NRCC raise over $77 million this year to defend the House in 2018.


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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by bzipitidoo on Thursday December 07, @03:08PM (1 child)

    by bzipitidoo (4388) on Thursday December 07, @03:08PM (#606808) Journal

    But they didn't leave to work for the Democrats or some other political party, they went to other Republicans. That's like a move within the company.

    But it seems Senate and House Republicans keep data from one another? Why? Sounds like there are bigger problems, about trust between fellow politicians on the same side.

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  • (Score: 2) by GreatAuntAnesthesia on Friday December 08, @10:40AM

    by GreatAuntAnesthesia (3275) on Friday December 08, @10:40AM (#607148) Journal

    To be fair: I don't trust any of them, so I don't see why they should.