Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.

The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeting American political organizations. The networks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were also targeted by Russian spies, as were the computers of some GOP political action committees, U.S. officials said. But details on those cases were not available.

A Russian Embassy spokesman said he had no knowledge of such intrusions.

This Looks Like the DNC’s Hacked Trump Oppo File

Some of the hackers had access to the DNC network for about a year, but all were expelled over the past weekend in a major computer cleanup campaign, the committee officials and experts said.

The DNC said that no financial, donor or personal information appears to have been accessed or taken, suggesting that the breach was traditional espionage, not the work of criminal hackers.

“The security of our system is critical to our operation and to the confidence of the campaigns and state parties we work with,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the DNC chairwoman. “When we discovered the intrusion, we treated this like the serious incident it is and reached out to CrowdStrike immediately. Our team moved as quickly as possible to kick out the intruders and secure our network.”

They had access for about a year, but they moved fast to kick them out. The stupidity is astounding here.

  1. NewFormatSux says:

    Why would they kick them out? That’s not who we are.

  2. ECA says:

    1. they were in the system for over 1 year..
    2. You have people wondering your system…And no one NOTICES??
    3. How long does a Person connect to a server, and no one notices??
    4. back tracking? They didnt PING the computer connection to SEE IT WASNT FROM THE USA???
    5. ADMIN is supposed to Check login data..AT LEAST WEEKLY…
    6. what is CURRENT Admin responsibility??(what admin?)

    • NewFormatSux says:

      It was at their discretion as to whether to go after the intruders.

    • Hmeyers says:

      Why would pinging an ip address do any good?

      Even a complete newbie could use Tor.

      A professional government-sponsored hacker would have a large array of masking options.

  3. Ah_Yea says:

    It sounds like the Russians want Trump to win.

    Seriously, Trump now has the Dem’s playbook.

    This campaign will be even more entertaining!

    • Hmeyers says:

      The Russians do want Trump to win.

      • jpfitz says:

        Why? Expound if you would.

        • Tommy says:

          Believe it or not, I think they see Trump as someone who has made statements that he is willing to work with them, make a deal, negotiate.

          Hillary has a proven track record of being a war hawk, unstable, she also has something to prove as being the first female President, she might be trying to prove she can be tougher than any man in the job.

          Trump has no such history, yet.

          • Phydeau says:

            Yes, any rival or enemy of the U.S. would of course want Trump elected. Think about that, dumbass.

          • Phydeau says:

            I always welcome your unique and special contributions to the discussion, pedrito. 🙂

          • McCullough says:

            So you perceive Russia as our enemy? Do you want us to go to war with them? And by “us” I mean you personally.

            Because I dont have anything against the Russians.

        • NewFormatSux says:

          Putin also endorsed Bush in 2004, saying the Dems were off base in talking about an illegal war after Kosovo. He is still angry at Bill Clinton for reneging on his NATO deal, where Russia was promised a veto over military operations when they expanded into the Warsaw Pact.

        • Hmeyers says:

          @jpfitz: Trump wants the other NATO countries to pay their fair share and possibly scaleback commitments to Europe.

          Russia doesn’t like NATO.

          Therefore Russia likes that plan.

  4. Dummy Up says:

    You can’t even keep ONE (very public) PERSON’S information secure and somehow, you want to ban people on some nebulous “no-fly list” from exercising their 2nd amendment rights?!

    Like I said,


    … Remember also: “Stupid HURTS!” (Maybe THAT’S why “Amerikah” is in such bad shape.)

  5. Mr Diesel - Go Trump Go!! Beat Hillary Like a Snare Drum says:

    I’m sure the DNC will blame assault rifles. Dumbasses.

  6. Phydeau says:

    No secret about the Trump oppo research, the guy’s an open book. All his businesses failed? We all know it. Sued by hundreds of contractors for not paying? We all know it. Spews racist, sexist garbage? We all know it. Cheated on his wives, treats women like shit? We all know it. Played fast and loose with his taxes? We all know it. He’s a liar and a bullshitter overall? We all know it.

    Easy job for the DNC oppo research team! 🙂

    • Phydeau says:

      The only thing we don’t know is why so many ignernt dumbasses are buying his bullshit…

      • NewFormatSux says:

        What racist thing has Trump said?

        • Phydeau says:

          Nothing that you would recognize as racist, NFS. Don’t worry about it.

        • Phydeau says:

          So you only disagree with the racist part, NFS? That shows a surprisingly strong connection to reality for an ignernt right-wing dumbass. Be careful, your IRWD card could be revoked… 😉

        • Phydeau says:

          Here, fixed it for ya, NFS. 😉

          If the del HTML tag works!

          No secret about the Trump oppo research, the guy’s an open book. All his businesses failed? We all know it. Sued by hundreds of contractors for not paying? We all know it. Spews racist, sexist garbage? We all know it. Cheated on his wives, treats women like shit? We all know it. Played fast and loose with his taxes? We all know it. He’s a liar and a bullshitter overall? We all know it.

    • Tommy says:


      So Phydeau, are you still voting for Hillary the “slanter of truth”? Shall we go over all of that again?

      Or am I going to hear crickets chirping.

      Chirp your response below…..

    • Get a Clue says:

      20% of Hillary’s political campaign funded by Saudi Arabia according to Saudi “Prince”.

      That’s an awesome legacy for a woman who fights for gays and women.

      Were you born a douchebag or are you just a victim of Stockholm syndrome?

      • Phydeau says:


        If you’re not voting for someone who’s received money from Saudi princes, then you’ll never vote for a Republican again.

        Were you born stupid and ignernt or did you just work really hard to achieve it?

        • Get a Clue says:

          I don’t know that Trump ever received money from Saudi Arabia as an elected representative of the US.

          You on the other hand are fully aware of Hillary’s complicity with a women and gay murdering dictatorship, and yet you will vote for her anyway.

          I’m not going to try to persuade you, you are obviously too young or too stupid to get it. Probably both.

          • Phydeau says:

            Well if you didn’t know if something ever happened, then it definitely didn’t happen!

            Yup, you’re a Trump guy.

            OK, you can vote for Trump. But not for any other Republican, because they’re all dirty. 😉

          • Tommy says:

            OK, and you have my permission to vote for the woman who takes bribes from murdering dick-taters.

          • Phydeau says:

            Works for me. Requiring purity in your opponents but cutting your own guy some slack is the oldest trick in the book. If the Rs didn’t take Saudi money and the Ds did, you’d have a point. But they all take it, so you got no point.

  7. Sore Elephant says:

    If you think the DNC is the only placed hacked, you are a bigger fool than I thought..

  8. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    From the OP: ““The security of our system is critical to our operation and to the confidence of the campaigns and state parties we work with,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).”

    /////// How long before she recognizes the truth of that statement? ie==Hey Debbie: your system IS NOT SECURE!!

    Ha, ha….what a dolt.

    • Phydeau says:

      That evil Hillary, keeping her emails on a private computer, instead of a government computer, where they’d be SO much more secure! 😉

      OW, I just scoffed so hard I hurt myself… 😛

      • Get a Clue says:

        So like so many others, you’re OK with Hillary circumventing security for her personal convenience.

        Should she continue to do that as POTUS?

        I’m just asking because I am interested in what motivates a Clinton voter.

        • Phydeau says:

          You are aptly named, GaC. You desperately need a clue. What I wrote was a comment on how insecure all computer systems attached to the internet are, including supposedly “secure” government systems. And how funny it is to condemn Hillary (and a host of other Democratic and Republican politicians) for using private mail servers because they’re supposedly so much less secure than the “secure” government systems, that are broken into regularly.

          That’s a free clue for you, GaC. I give to the needy. 😉

          Oh wait… the other politicians who have used private mail servers haven’t been condemned? Including the Republican candidates for the presidential nomination? Only Hillary? Gee, I wonder why.

          • Get a Clue says:

            Only Hillary? Gee, I wonder why.

            Oh I don’t know. Maybe its because they weren’t the Secretary of State? Presidential “candidates” probably don’t deal with state secrets.

            This is boring. See ya.

          • Phydeau says:

            If you were interested, you could find a host of Republican officeholders (including previous secretaries of state) that did the same private email server thing. But you’re not interested in truth. You’re interested in bashing Hillary.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            That’s why they put stuff on computers not attached to the internet. Now how did that stuff end up on Hillary’s server?

            The other shoe that has yet to drop, is that Hillary’s server was the gateway for the hacking of State Department and then OPM.

  9. Phydeau says:

    OMG, the Donald sees all, knows all! It’s not Russians who broke into the DNC, they did it to themselves to make it look like hackers!

    Is there no limit to the Donald’s genius???

    • Phydeau says:

      He’s right though… most of it has been out there for years, showing what a crooked sleazebag he is. Funny how the Republicans still nominated him, though…

  10. Phydeau says:

    OK, let’s take this one at a time. It’s a fact (I know, facts have a liberal bias but bear with me here) that hundreds of contractors have sued Trump over the years for not paying them. Those are the ones who dared face Trump’s lawyers so you know there are many hundreds more who Trump stiffed who didn’t think it was worth the fight. Trump in return has said all those hundreds of contractors did bad work, so he didn’t pay them. Which do you think is more likely?

    A. Trump is a crooked sleazebag who cheats the people he works with. Would you want a crooked sleazebag for president?

    B. Trump is so spectacularly bad at picking people to work with, that over the years he has hired hundreds of incompetent people. Would you want such a bad judge of character running the executive branch?


    • Phydeau says:

      Tommy, your crickets are taking over the thread. 😉

      • Sheesh says:

        Can you blame them, it’s like listening to a screaming child on an airplane. Everybody has jumped.

  11. Hmeyers says:

    Phydeau = 35 posts including several replies to self.
    Other people = 10 posts

    Phydeau is owning. Bobbo take note!

    • Phydeau says:

      lol! Actually I counted about 25 in this thread. But I’m heading out, no fun beating a dead horse after a while. 🙂


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