A suspected cyber-attack against the Democratic National Committee this week turned out to be nothing more than a “false alarm” said party officials, but warned of future attacks against the US election system by “foreign adversaries.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the attempted “phishing scheme” to replace the DNC’s database log-in screen was “built by a third party as part of a simulated phishing test.”
“There are constant attempts to hack the DNC and our Democratic infrastructure, and while we are extremely relieved that this wasn’t an attempted intrusion by a foreign adversary, this incident is further proof that we need to continue to be vigilant in the light of potential attacks,” said Bob Lord, the DNC’s top IT security officer.
“Phishing” is the common practice of using simulated screens or emails to masquerade as official organizations and groups. Once an individual voluntarily enters their log-in credentials that information is then sent to a third-party.
Source: Sean Hannity