Dems warn of hackers impersonating state party officials: report
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State Democratic Party officials have been hacked and impersonated online, the Association of State Democratic Party Chairs warned its members Wednesday, according to Politico.


“A number of chairs and state parties have been victims of hacks and impersonation recently,” said an email sent by the association.

The email warned members to avoid accessing the WikiLeaks website, which contains hacked material stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). DNC officials suspect malware is in the hacked emails.

“Due to the potential of malware attached to the site, we are under advisement from [interim DNC] Chair [Donna] Brazile to stay away in the interest of maintaining some security,” Raymond Buckley, president of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, wrote in the email.

Buckley said in a Facebook post Monday that his Twitter account had been hacked and that Facebook had warned him about someone attempting to gain access to his profile.

Russian hackers are suspected to be behind a number of attacks on the Democratic Party, including the one that resulted in the DNC email leak.