Who stands to gain from stealing money from Democrats? Three guesses and the first two don’t count! And what’s to stop them from committing this crime in Arizona and every other state now that they know how to do it?
The Associated Press reported that hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was earmarked for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign in this key battleground state.
The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on Friday, said Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt.
Hitt said the FBI is investigating. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
“There’s no doubt RPW is now at a disadvantage with that money being gone,” Hitt said. The party and campaign needs money late in the race to make quick decisions, he said.
Hitt said the hackers were able to manipulate invoices from four vendors who were being paid to send out direct mail for Trump’s reelection efforts and to provide pro-Trump material such as hats that could be handed out to supporters. Invoices were altered so when the party paid them, the money went to the hackers instead of the vendors, Hitt said.
Hitt said it appears the attack began as a phishing attempt.