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.