Well, here they come – the RNC hacked emails.
The Hill is reporting:
A website tied to the hacking scandal of the Democratic Party has now posted a small batch of leaked emails from Republican campaigns and state GOP staffers.
The emails on the site, known as DCLeaks, appear to be from state party officials and former Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The messages range from June to October of 2015.
For the moment, the emails appear to range between tame to absolute nothing burgers, at least in comparison to the leaks released before the DNC convention.
For most part, they consist of campaign activities, fund raisers, and invites or RSVPs to events.
The emails include a wide array of constituent email addresses. Many appear to be responses to mass-emails from concerned party supporters writing in to their delegates. One reply to a Stop Hillary PAC fundraising email targeting Democrats lack of support for the Benghazi commission reads, “Don’t the Republicans have a majority in Congress? Isn’t John Boehner a Republican? What is the problem that you need my $36 to help you fight back.”
Yeah. Good question. If somebody sifts through all that they may find a few choice words from Yours Truly.
The archive appears to be incomplete, with replies to emails that don’t appear to be included on their own. That could mean the emails were deleted before being retrieved, or that the leaker or site decided to scrub certain items from the record.
So it’s not just the Democrats who are susceptible to Russian hackers. Guccifer 2.0 is thought to be a front name for Russian intelligence.
The site, DCLeaks, purports to be from “patriotic Americans,” but the language used is in broken English, suggesting non-English speakers as the authors.
The Russian hackers, nicknamed Fancy Bear, have a pattern of using domain registrars outside of United States that accept bitcoin and the Romanian THCServers fit the mold. It is registered to an email account from europe.com, which, like most of the emails connected to FancyBear, is a free web service based in Europe.
Just hang on to your hats. If the emails that are being released are as vanilla as it initially sounds, then why bother? Either these non-English speakers are setting up the GOP for a bigger punch, or they simply want to prove that nobody is safe.