Hacking an Election the Old Fashioned Way
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday.
[A GOP spokesman] said the hackers manipulated invoices from four vendors who were being paid to send out direct mail for Trump’s reelection efforts and to provide pro-Trump material such as hats that could be handed out to supporters. Invoices and other documents were altered so when the party paid them, the money went to the hackers instead of the vendors, Hitt said.
The biggest mistake humankind has ever made was to build a global business culture upon the foundation of digital technology and internet business transactions. Earlier this year, I posted a story about a teenager hacking the personal social media accounts of the rich and supposedly powerful.
personal note -- I am retiring from message boards with this post. This one is better than most, with lots of erudite members and a relatively wide variety of political opinions. Nevertheless, I see also that Factoid Battles dominate discussion. People do not just disagree. Nor do they claim that their opponents are mistaken about facts or explain why they disagree about values. Nope, this and every board are rife with posts that attack the sanity, the honesty or the intelligence of their opponents.
After 20 years of playing in that kind of sand box, the "real" world has impinged upon me, and I don't care to play anymore.
So I leave you all with the cheery thought that this medium itself is doing more to destroy the human race than covid, Trump, the DNC and all the billionaires on the planet put together. It is a now a necessity of life to have internet access and that is the craziest thing in the history of the world.