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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: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday December 07, @03:40PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @03:40PM (#606826) Journal

    These ex-employees apparently logged in with - are you ready for this? - the same credentials they used when they were employees!! That is, months, and apparently years, after termination, resigning, or whatever, their credentials were still valid. Nothing was breached, nothing was stolen, nothing lost value, nothing was hacked, nothing, nothing, nothing. Those ex-employees were obviously still welcome to come home, have a beer, chew the fat, and browse the database.

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  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday December 07, @03:54PM (1 child)

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @03:54PM (#606838) Homepage Journal

    Shit! #Hillarygropedme too!

    or as well.

    also?

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    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday December 07, @04:41PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @04:41PM (#606857) Journal

      try adnauseum - it probably works as well as anything. ;^)

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