Remember this story from yesterday on the successful thwarting of an attack on the DNC’s computers?
A Democratic official confirms to me that the DNC alerted law enforcement after detecting a phishing attempt to gain access to the voter file. The attack was first noticed Tuesday and was successfully thwarted.
First reported by CNN: https://t.co/NNhF23c2g1
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) August 22, 2018
NEVER MIND! It was an “unauthorized test” on the DNC by a subcontractor:
NEW: The DNC walks back that it detected a "sophisticated" hacking attempt, announcing that it was simply a subcontractor's unauthorized security test. https://t.co/XhnvXx8Gbx
— Axios (@axios) August 23, 2018
So much for this conspiracy theory linking the “hack” to Manafort and Cohen:
The day Trump asked Russia to find Clinton’s emails, hackers launched an assault on her personal system.
The day the Access Hollywood tape surfaced, WikiLeaks started dropping Podesta’s emails.
The day Manafort and Cohen go down… https://t.co/n0Ak2Dh3pF
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) August 22, 2018
They Fake News’d themselves right in the face:
NEW: In late night statement, Democratic National Committee (DNC) says an apparent attempt it detected to hack its voter database was, in fact, an unauthorized “simulated phishing test,” and not an actual attempt to hack into its systems by an adversary.
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) August 23, 2018
So here’s a pretty significant update to ystdy’s DNC hacking story: False alarm.
The DNC, 12 hours after first stmt, now says they believe it was an unauthorized “test” and NOT an “actual attack” nor foreign intrusion attempt. pic.twitter.com/PolI9fu9Ak
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) August 23, 2018
Well done, everyone. Really. Take a bow.
OUCH-VILLE! The Onion REKT both Obama and the DNC for endorsing politics as usual (so much for satire!) https://t.co/jrjTiz86bC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 21, 2018
D'OH! DNC launches nuke at Trump 'failure' that accidentally lands in Obama's lap https://t.co/oGzWCkkkdR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 17, 2018
? CAPITULATION: Guess which dirty industry group the DNC just voted to take money from ? https://t.co/MJeuLcrIia
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 11, 2018