House GOP campaign committee says it was victim of 'cyber intrusion' during 2018 campaign

In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop, in Miami. Photo: AP/Wilfredo Lee
In this, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop, in Miami.

December 04, 2018 01:44 PM

The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee says it was hit with a “cyber intrusion” during the 2018 midterm campaign and the breach has been reported to the FBI.

Committee spokesman Ian Prior says Tuesday that the intrusion was by an “unknown entity,” but an internal investigation also has been launched.

Advertisement

The statement did not provide additional details about the incident, but added the security of the committee’s data is of paramount concern.

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In March, NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said the committee has hired multiple cybersecurity staffers to work with its candidates and promised to do more.

Politico first reported the news.

This is a breaking news story. KSTP is working to get more details on this story and will post updates as more information becomes available.

Stay with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.com as we follow this story. Refresh your page to make sure you are seeing the most current information.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

The Associated Press

(Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Milaca schools working on snowmobile solution

Proposed gas tax increase 'unlikely' to pass, according to KSTP analyst

KSTP Sports 2019 Girls State Hockey Tourney Central

Heavy snow to fall overnight, throughout the day Wednesday

Authorities in Cloquet seek missing 20-year-old

Advertisement