Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday.

      The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on Friday, said Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt.

      Hitt said the FBI is investigating. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

      The attack was discovered less than two weeks before Election Day, as both Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden made their final push to win Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes. Trump won the state by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016 and planned his third visit in seven days on Friday. Biden also planned to campaign in Wisconsin on Friday. Polls have consistently shown a tight race in the state, usually with Biden ahead by single digits and within the margin of error.

      Hitt said he was not aware of any other state GOP being targeted for a similar hack, but state parties were warned at the Republican National Convention this summer to be on the lookout for cyber attacks.

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    • #372705
      djean111
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      She knows all about siphoning off campaign funds from states.  Just sayin’.

    • #372744
      HalfCentury Man
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      I really would.

      However……

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

      John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.

    • #372760
      Gryneos
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      the Robert Redford/Sidney Poitier movie “Sneakers” at the very end just before the credits (not a spoiler as it doesn’t reveal anything):

      TV Anchorman: In a surprise announcement, the Republican National Committee has revealed it is bankrupt. A spokesman for the party said they had plenty of money in their accounts last week, but today they just don’t know where the money has gone. But not everybody is going begging. Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the United Negro College Fund announced record earnings this week, due mostly to large, anonymous donations.

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    • #372769
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      sure it wasn’t the minions of the Don?  Pretty sure his siphoning is just as real as hillary’s — and he’s actually in office with access to the till so to speak

    • #372898
      Scott Crowder
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      That their cyber security couldn’t hack it.

      But frankly Donnie ole boy, I don’t give a hack.

      #BernieOrVest

    • #372967
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      @scottcrowder My sentiments exactly.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      Snort McDork
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      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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