Cybersecurity expert cautions 'uptick' in fake websites

Cybersecurity expert Dena Graziano on Thursday warned of an uptick in fake websites used to fish for users' information after the 2016 cyber hack of the Democratic National Committee. 

"We decided that looking at the DNC hack, looking at the DNC red teaming issue that occurred a couple of months ago that we are going to see an uptick in fake websites," Graziano, senior government affairs director atSymantec, told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising." 
 
"I think it's a really important option for website owners to be able to check those websites to make sure they are legitimate before people enter their information," she continued. 
 
"You can look at a website, and it looks legitimate," she said, referring to "spoofed" websites. 
 
"It has the logo, the log information, but on the backend of a spoof site is information that can collect data from you and steal data from you," she added. 
 
The issue of cybersecurity took center stage after Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. 
 
The DNC upped its cybersecurity efforts after the organization was hacked in 2016 by Russian military officers.
 
Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE indicted 12 Russian agents in the hack as a part of his federal probe into Russian interference in the election. 
 
DNC officials last month alerted the FBI to what it believed was an attempted hack into its voter database. 
 
— Julia Manchester