RNC vendor reportedly gets hacked by Russian military

Synnex, a contracting company working for the GOP, was reportedly hacked by the Russian military.

Hackers failed to enter the Republican Party’s system, a recurring failure as a previous attempt was made in 2016. RNC chief of staff Richard Walters told The Daily Wire, “Over the weekend, we were informed that Synnex, a third party provider, had been breached,” Walters said. “We immediately blocked all access from Synnex accounts to our cloud environment. Our team worked with Microsoft to conduct a review of our systems and after a thorough investigation, no RNC data was accessed.”

The incident is the latest in a series of cybersecurity attacks against US companies supposedly carried out by Russia. Since taking office, President Biden has conferred with Russian President Vladamir Putin, however, Putin has denied involvement. Last week, after a series of hacks during Independence Day weekend, Biden said “we will respond” if Russia is behind the attacks.

FBA previously reported on this incident, “Because of the amount of companies potentially affected, the attack could be one of the biggest in history. Researchers said REvil, the hacker group that attacked the meat processor JBS this Spring, is responsible for the attack.” Since Biden has taken office, American companies have experienced a surge in cyberattacks.

“The attack has the possibility of increasing tensions between the United States and Russia, as it comes just weeks after President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. Biden warned Putin that the United States will hold Moscow accountable for cyberattacks that originate in Russia. Many cybersecurity threat analysts believe REvil operates in Russia.” 



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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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