Secretary of State’s Office Launches Investigation Into DPG After Failed System Intrusion Attempt

We received this presser this morning about the Georgia Secretary of State’s office opening an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after a failed intrusion attempt into Georgia’s Voter Registration system.

ATLANTA – After a failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system, the Secretary of State’s office opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia on the evening of Saturday, November 3, 2018. Federal partners, including the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation, were immediately alerted.

“While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes,” said Candice Broce, Press Secretary. “We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”

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xdog
xdog

Brian Kemp is on the mother.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Very soon after the opening of the investigation no doubt and days before the election, natch. Unlike like waiting months to report a full data breach wholly the responsibility of the SoS office. Or a year to report on a major election security issue flaw that left data exposed for over six month. The word choice “alerted” is a tell. Can anyone trust such an announcement from an office headed by a man that stated he doesn’t believe Russians tried to interfere in US elections after which Russians were indicted for attempting to hack the election system he was responsible… Read more »

O_O
O_O

Did someone try entering the wrong password 3 times? There’s nothing to go on here. Have fun answering to vague charges through Tuesday, and probably longer if y’all win, DPG.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Does “alerted” mean Kemp invited the feds to join in the investigate, or was the inclusion in the release a partisan hack attempt to imply federal participation in the creation of a GOP talking point? You make the call.

Angela
Angela

It looks like Kemp may have jumped the gun by accusing the DPG for the hack. According to an article I just read, the DPG notified Kemp’s attorneys about an issue with the SOS system at the same time that other third parties also notified them of an issue.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/04/brian-kemps-office-orders-hacking-probe-georgia-democrats-eve-election-hes-competing/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The implication in the Post article is that Kemp is acting as Trump and blaming those identified as enemies for his own office’s incompetence.

We’ll have to wait and see. Thanks for the info the Kemp has invited the FBI to investigate. That may be especially interesting after 06 Nov no matter election results.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Ruh Roh. It’s gettin’ hot on Pulliam Street. Just heard that the GBI has found grounds and opened a criminal investigation into this. Don’t they know a firewall keeps an ID log of every attempted breach?

Will Durant
Will Durant

Heard it where? Sounds like more election eve poo flinging to me.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

10:00 news on TV. We should see and hear more in the morning news.