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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: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:49PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:49PM (#606832)

    "Don't let toddlers have guns" is like:

    (A) Don't let Kim Jong Un have nuclear weapons.
    (B) Don't let politicians have computers.
    (C) Don't let alcoholics go to a bar.
    (D) Don't leave your sister in a room with the President.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @04:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @04:51PM (#606861)

    Don't let politicians have power to tax.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday December 07, @04:56PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @04:56PM (#606864) Journal

    (D) Don't leave your sister in a room with t̶h̶e̶ ̶P̶r̶e̶s̶i̶d̶e̶n̶t̶ a sailor.

    FTFY

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  • (Score: 2) by nobu_the_bard on Thursday December 07, @05:43PM

    by nobu_the_bard (6373) on Thursday December 07, @05:43PM (#606890)

    (D) Don't leave your sister in a room with the President.

    Yeah it'd be a huge pain having to be a character witness at her murder trial, I'm a very busy person.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @08:41PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @08:41PM (#606980)

    Kim Jong Un has not used nuclear weapons on anyone as far as we know (and has been warning the world that the Americans want nuclear war). American presidents on the other hand ... have used nuclear weapons on a nation basically defeated in battle ... to show the Russians/whoever what they are capable of.

    And also, don't give the American president Trump (who sucks jewish cocks) access to nuclear weapons... he just might use them.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @03:59PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @03:59PM (#607236)

      You have a raging hardon for Trump, I see. Is it love, or just lust? Or, are you just another Russian gold digger?