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Title    Ex-Employees Stole Data on Donors from House Republicans' Database
Date    Thursday December 07 2017, @01:28PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the you-got-your-kleptocracy-in-my-plutocracy...two-great-tastes-that-taste-great-together dept.
https://soylentnews.org/politics/article.pl?sid=17/12/07/0045204

An Anonymous Coward writes:

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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  1. "Politico reports" - https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/29/campaign-data-stolen-republicans-house-senate-196238
  2. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=23654

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