Oops I did it again..  I bet Mrs. Clinton is really wishing she read a copy of my book that I sent (Securing Business Data).  It has been reported that the Clinton campaign has been breached by hackers.  Hackers seem to love targeting Mrs. Clinton, her email server, campaign system, the government, and the Democratic National Committee.

Hackers Love the DNC

In a statement, the spokesperson for the campaign, Nick Merrill confirmed that there was a hack.

“An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack. Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside security experts. To date, they have found no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised”

In Securing Business Data, we talked about third parties and how their breaches can lead back to your internal systems.  I am not saying that their internal server was compromised, but it is quite possible.  The reason I think an internal server breach is possible is because of this hack, which followed an email breach a few weeks prior. The DNC (Democratic National Committee…Does Not Compute) had shy of 20,000 emails hacked and published on WikiLeaks.  Isn’t it possible some server data for the internal system was in an acquired email?  It is a likely possibility, which makes me think the analytical data breach was easily done, since credentials were likely in the emails.

Who is to Blame?

Currently, security experts are blaming the Russians, but I blame the party and its people for failing to establish a decent level of data security.  If you leave your door open and someone robs your house, that is kind of your fault.  Same principle applies to this.

In a statement to the New York Times, the FBI said:

The cyberthreat environment continues to evolve as cyberactors target all sectors and their data…The FBI takes seriously any allegations of intrusions, and we will continue to hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”

My thoughts is that those who fail to secure their data should also be liable to some extent.  Persecuting these crimes, especially across country boarders is difficult.  As a nation, we must adopt stronger policy to require a higher level of data security! We are an open door and in need of a WALL…a firewall 🙂 !

 

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