RNC denied the data breach, saying that Russian hackers only had access to the contractor’s system


The Republican National Committee (RNC) denied a report claiming that their computer system was successfully ransomware attacked by the Russian hacker group Cozy Bear last week, stating that the attack did occur, but only one of its contractors was affected.

A kind Bloomberg The report released on Tuesday was based on anonymous sources that the media said were familiar with the matter, claiming that the RNC computer system had participated in the attack through the California-based Synnex company. However, RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters quickly disputed the report, insisting that the RNC data was not compromised.

“Last weekend, we were informed that the third-party supplier Synnex was breached,” Walters said in a statement obtained. Weekly newspaper. “We immediately blocked all access to our cloud environment from the Synnex account. Our team worked with Microsoft After a thorough investigation of our system, no RNC data was accessed. We will continue to cooperate with Microsoft and federal law enforcement officials on this matter. “

RNC told Newsweek that although the third-party contractor was hacked, it did not obtain any data.
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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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