Leaked DNC email mocks story about weak cybersecurity at DNC

Greg Nash

One of the leaked DNC emails mocks a BuzzFeed report that suggested both the DNC and RNC had weak cybersecurity. 

“The dumbest thing I’ve ever read,” says the subject line of the May email that appears to be sent from DNC spokesman Eric Walker to an email list. The subject also includes the headline to the BuzzFeed story, “These Experts Think the DNC and RNC are Both Horrible at Cybersecurity” 

The thesis: we hand out thumb drives at events, which could infect the reporters/attendees’ computers. So that means that we’re bad at cybersecurity. Okay,” Walker says in the email above a copy of the story.

{mosads}The BuzzFeed report quoted cybersecurity experts who criticized both the Republican and Democratic committees for using USB drives as a way to disseminate information ahead of the conventions. 

“Who does that anymore? It’s just asking to get infected with any variety of malware,” said the CEO of a cybersecurity firm in the story. “Those thumb drives are the number one way to infect a computer… It is borderline stupidity to give them out to people, or for people to even think of using them.”


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