October 19, 2018

Louisville Campaign Site’s Hacked Ahead Of Elections

This post is meant to serve as a warning to other local campaigns, and too note that sites are being targeted.  It seemed like a fluke when 7 accounts were noticed on https://fordelahanty.com with .ru email accounts.  That .ru is reserved for Russian websites.  We removed the accounts and added verbiage to the site that it was only intended for Louisville voters.  Campaign servers already required two factor verification and server administrative resources are limited by IP address. This protected the server but individual sites appear to have been compromised.  Steps had begun yesterday to further secure sites.

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October 19, 2018

Louisville Campaign Site’s Hacked Ahead Of Elections

This post is meant to serve as a warning to other local campaigns, and too note that sites are being targeted.  It seemed like a fluke when 7 accounts were noticed on https://fordelahanty.com with .ru email accounts.  That .ru is reserved for Russian websites.  We removed the accounts and added verbiage to the site that it was only intended for Louisville voters.  Campaign servers already required two factor verification and server administrative resources are limited by IP address. This protected the server but individual sites appear to have been compromised.  Steps had begun yesterday to further secure sites.

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