The Democratic National Committee found a suspected attempt to hack into its voter database on Tuesday, a Democratic official confirmed to CNBC. When the party discovered an apparent phishing campaign targeting its voter files, it notified law enforcement and took steps to boost security, the official said. Hackers did not gain entry to the party’s system, VoteBuilder, or modify voter information, the person said.
“This attempt is further proof that there are constant threats as we head into midterm elections and we must remain vigilant in order to prevent future attacks,” DNC Chief Security Officer Bob Lord said in a statement. “While it’s clear that the actors were going after the party’s most sensitive information- the voter file- the DNC was able to prevent a hack by working with the cyber ecosystem to identify it and take steps to stop it.”
The party behind the attack has not been disclosed.