The Democratic National Committee has prevented an attempt to hack into its database of tens of millions of voters.
CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed party official, that the political organization was warned Tuesday of the attempt.
DNC officials reportedly contacted the FBI. A spokesperson for the FBI didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Lookout, a security firm, told TechCrunch that its staff detected a phishing page hosted on DigitalOcean, a cloud computing and hosting giant, which replicated a login page for NGP VAN, a technology provider for Democratic campaigns.
Jeremy Richards, principal engineer at the security firm, notified DigitalOcean of the phishing site, which was taken offline. Mike Murray, vice president of security intelligence, informed the DNC.
It’s not immediately known who was behind the attempted hack.
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