DNC tech chief: No successful hacks seen during midterms

Josie Lepe

The chief technology officer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Thursday that the group isn’t aware of any successful hacks during Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Raffi Krikorian told CNN Business that the DNC, which was hacked ahead of the 2016 elections, “didn’t hear much” about possible hacks on Election Day.

{mosads}Still, he noted that it could be weeks or months before a cyberattack emerges and that the DNC is currently undergoing a post-mortem study on the elections.

“We’ll do a bunch of checking against what the elected counts look like, if the voter file looks different than from a week ago, scouring of all our network traffic logs,” Krikorian told CNN Business.

The Hill has reached out to the DNC for additional comment on whether that group saw any possible hacks.

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Cassie Smedile told The Hill that the organization also didn’t see any successful hacking attempts during the midterms.

Krikorian told The Hill earlier this year that he was focusing on making cybersecurity a focus for DNC staffers, after the organization was hacked in 2016. Special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year indicted 12 Russian military officers in the hack.

The former Twitter and Uber executive joined the organization in 2017 as it was recovering from the hack.

And Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, told The Hill ahead of the midterms that the organization will partner with other groups to identify areas for improvement before the 2020 elections.

Updated at 1:31 p.m.

Tags 2022 midterm elections DNC Election Security RNC Robert Mueller Russian hack Russians

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