Valuable data (translation = Big Money) was strategically extracted from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), from the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) struggling to get funding.
How did they get in? NRSC staffers who were once NRCC aides used old passwords to hack into the database.
Staffers for Senate Republicans’ campaign seized information on over 200,000 donors from the House GOP campaign committee by breaking into its computer system. The unauthorized raid on the NRCC’s data created a behind-the-scenes rift with the NRSC. Right now, House Republicans are preparing to defend their 24-seat majority in the 2018 midterm elections. Senate Republicans’ struggles with fundraising, spending more than it raised over four consecutive months. Multiple NRSC staffers, who previously worked for the NRCC, used old database login information to gain access to House Republicans’ donor lists this year. The breached donor list is among the NRCC’s most valuable assets, containing PII that could be used to entice donors to fork over cash. The list has helped the NRCC raise over $77 million this year to defend the House in 2018.