5 Things You Need to Know About the Latest DNC Hack
The infamous hacker Guccifer 2.0 publicly announced the release of documents from a hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Tuesday at a London cybersecurity conference. The leaks reportedly reveal tremendous pay-for-play benefits for Democrat fundraisers, along with cyber efforts of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, and internal efforts to influence redistricting in the 2010 elections.
Here are 5 things you need to know about the leaks.
1. The ambassadorship ledger.
Among the leaks was a document which seems to show the names of major Democratic fundraisers, how much money they raised for the DNC up to November 2008, and the position of public trust they were granted in the Obama administration. The top name, Matthew Barzun, raised $3.5 million and became ambassador to the UK and Sweden since August 2009.
Other notable positions include chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, assistant secretary of State, CFO of California, and deputy attorney general.
2. The DNC has staged protests.
One email complained about situations where "our allies screw up and don't deliver bodies in time." In such cases, the DNC would send interns to fill a space.
Next Page: Redistricting and the DNC's pathetic efforts to dismiss the leak.