Recent DNC Hacking Attempt Was Just a Simulated Phishing Test

A recent hacking attempt against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) proved to be a false alarm (see: Hackers again target Democratic National Committee), according to a clarifying statement released by the DNC chief security officer Bob Lord.

The attempted hack came to light after CNN and the Washington Post published news stories about a phishing attempt against a website owned by the DNC. The reports cited an alert issued by US cyber-security firm and government contractor Lookout.

Read more about the attempted hack that proved to be simulated phishing test, one which had not been authorized by the DNC, on BleepingComputer.