Russians Tried To Hack Republican National Committee : NPR
Hackers associated with the Russian government gained access last week to a contractor for the Republican National Committee, the RNC said in a statement Tuesday.
The RNC said that its contractor Synnex had been hacked, but added no access was gained to any RNC data.
“We immediately blocked all access from Synnex accounts to our cloud environment,” Richard Walters, the RNC’s chief of staff, said. “Our team worked with Microsoft to conduct a review of our systems and after a thorough investigation, no RNC data was accessed. We will continue to work with Microsoft, as well as federal law enforcement officials, on this matter.”
The FBI said it “is aware of the incident and has no additional comment at this time.”
The news was first reported by Bloomberg.