Democrats Alert the FBI About Russian Interference in Their Voter Base

A member of the Democratic Party said that for the alleged attack was created a fake website, which simulated the party’s website, which aimed to collect usernames and passwords.

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Democratic leaders gathered at the Capitol.

Russian Interference: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) today warned the FBI about a Russian hacking attempt on its voter database ahead of the November 6 legislative elections, the political organization reported.

Alert the FBI About Russian Interference

“This attempt is further proof that there are constant threats as we approach the legislative elections and we must remain vigilant to avoid future attacks,” DNC security chief Bob Lord said in a statement.

Although this attempt of Russian cyber attack failed, the DNC noted that this movement “shows that the adversaries are still determined to try to interfere in the electoral process”.

A member of the Democratic Party, who preferred to remain anonymous, explained that the attackers, currently unknown, created a false login page with the same appearance as their website with the aim of collecting usernames and passwords.

“We believe that this was the beginning of a sophisticated attempt to hack our voter file and we are treating it as such,” said the source.

The DNC was notified of this Russian interference on Tuesday by a cybersecurity company and a cloud service provider and was subsequently able to thwart the attack and report it to the FBI.

Lord considered that these threats “are serious” and assured that it is important that the administration of President Donald Trump take “more aggressive” measures to protect the voting systems.

“It is your responsibility to protect our democracy against these types of attacks,” he added.

The Democratic Party has already denounced Russia and President Trump’s campaign team in April, alleging that they conspired to help the Republican tycoon win the 2016 presidential election by hacking his organization’s computers and stealing tens of thousands of messages. electronic and documents.

This attack comes after in the last hours Microsoft and Facebook have blocked and suspended web pages and accounts on their platforms that started disinformation campaigns to destabilize those elections, which will renew the 435 seats of the House of Representatives and one-third of the 100 of the Senate.

Microsoft shut down six bogus websites, including some belonging to the federal Senate and think tanks, created by a group of computer hackers allegedly linked to the Russian government.

Facebook, on the other hand, eliminated more than 650 pages, groups and accounts of its social network and Instagram (company owned by it) that had ties with Russia and Iran and that was allegedly involved in this type of campaign.

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