Oops: DNC Continued to Email Passwords After They Knew They’d Been Hacked

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 14, 2016 10:00 AM
Oops: DNC Continued to Email Passwords After They Knew They’d Been Hacked

The hacker who calls himself Guccifer 2.0 has leaked emails from The Democratic National Committee for the second time this summer.  His first effort unveiled the DNC's clear bias for Hillary Clinton and the eventual resignation of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The newest hack includes information into the DNC's finances, proving the committee is guilty of more pay-to-play schemes that awarded influential donors.

One email in particular reveals that DNC officials had discovered their email system had been compromised. Yet, instead of taking cautionary steps to prevent future hacks, they sent out new passwords to the team - via email.

This was a severe lack of oversight, but instead of taking any accountability, Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile insisted the DNC is the victim of a crime waged by Russian agents who "seek to harm" the Democratic Party before November's election. The interim chair also blamed Republican nominee Donald Trump, who in July invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails.

"There’s one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that’s Donald Trump," she said in a statement Tuesday night, adding that Trump has "embraced" Russian President Vladimir Putin and "publicly encouraged further Russian espionage to help his campaign."