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Video: Why political organizations' lax security practices are 'red meat for hackers'

TechRepublic's Dan Patterson and podcaster Justin Robert Young discussed the latest hacks on the DNC and why attacks are becoming more common.

Right before the start of the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks released a series of embarrassing emails that prompted DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz's resignation. This isn't the first time the DNC has been hacked. Earlier this summer, a group of hackers allegedly sponsored by the Russian government got into servers belonging to the committee.

During this week's convention in Philadelphia, TechRepublic senior writer Dan Patterson and independent podcaster Justin Robert Young spoke live at the DNC about the known facts surrounding the recent cyber-attack, speculation about who might be responsible, and why campaigns are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks. They also discussed why hacking is here to stay and privacy is a thing of the past.

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About Dan Patterson

Dan is a Senior Writer for TechRepublic. He covers cybersecurity and the intersection of technology, politics and government.

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