Someone Tried To Hack The Federal Election Commission Website

AP

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has taken some of its servers offline as it addresses recent “hacking attempts” to its website, according to a statement it gave Roll Call on Monday. The FEC’s website provides the public with access to federal campaign finance records. 

“As a result of recent hacking attempts on the FEC website, the FEC has taken servers that may have been affected offline and replaced them with less powerful backup servers. As a consequence, users may experience slowness and intermittent availability,” the FEC said.

According to Roll Call, the FEC’s website has had various problems since August. 

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