Hacker threat extends beyond parties – POLITICO

Hacks aimed at Democratic Party committees underscore the federal government
Hacks aimed at Democratic Party committees underscore the federal government’s lack of attention to securing elections.

In-brief: Politico writers Cory Bennett and Bryan Bender note that the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign underscore lax federal oversight of election infrastructure.

From the article:

The furor over the cyberattacks injecting turmoil into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign obscures a more pervasive danger to the U.S. political process: Much of it has only lax security against hackers, with few if any federal cops on the beat.

No one regulator is responsible for requiring campaigns, political operations and state and local agencies to protect the sanctity of the voter rolls, voters’ personal data, donors’ financial information or even the election outcomes themselves. And as the Democrats saw in Philadelphia this past week, the result can be chaos.

Source: Hacker threat extends beyond parties – POLITICO

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