Three DNC members resign in wake of hacks

News by Max Metzger

Last month's hacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has claimed three more scalps in a new wave of resignations from the Democratic Party

The New York Times reported that Donna Brazile, the current DNC chairwoman announced yesterday that Amy Dacey, the DNC's CEO, Brad Marshall, the DNC's CFO and Luis Miranda, the DNC's communications director had resigned. Apart from being three of the highest ranking members of Democratic party, all three were implicated in the unfurling scandal around the breach and subsequent publication of a tranche of embarrassing correspondence from within the party.

One email which circulated the international press was Brad Marshall's ponderings on how it might be effective to harm the Bernie Sanders campaign by highlighting his suspected atheism among southern Baptists.

The massive leak of 20,000 emails laid the Democratic Party low on the eve of the party's National Convention. The emails detailed significant bias on the part of DNC figures against the immensely popular outsider candidate, Bernie Sanders and for establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was singled out for humiliation in the emails and immediately resigned her position as chairman of the party. Furthermore, the party's convention, an occasion normally reserved for hearty self-congratulation was marred by protest from Bernie Sanders supporters.

All the while, a lone hacktivist called Guccifer 2.0 has been loudly claiming responsibility for hacking the DNC and giving the fruits of the breach to Wikileaks. However, a host of cyber-security companies, campaign officials and intelligence officials believe Guccifer 2.0 to be a fake, to cover up the involvement of the Russian government through two APT groups, Cozy Bear, reportedly associated with Russia's Russian Federal Security Service, and Fancy Bear which some have associated with Russia's Main Intelligence Agency (MIA).


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