GOP Emails Hacked 👩💻
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) suffered a major cyber attack during the 2018 midterm elections. The hack exposed sensitive emails about the GOP’s House campaign strategy to an unknown “foreign entity.”
A long time coming
The left sees the hack as an embarrassment for Republicans, and as a sign of poor leadership. They are quick to reference Trump’s 2016 comments that the GOP had better security defenses than the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which experienced hacking by Russian intelligence.
The right reports news of the hack without much editorializing. Like some on the left, these outlets emphasize the fact that senior House leadership were not alerted to the attack until recently.
Big ongoing problem
Just before the midterm elections, a Pew survey found that a majority of Americans were not confident in the US election system — in fact, many expected a foreign country would try to interfere again. Cybersecurity and election security have become hotly contested policy areas in the US, with little productive headway thus far.
That was easy
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