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Democrats Ignored Cybersecurity Warnings Before Theft

  • ‘Breach assessment’ might have exposed hackers on network
  • WikiLeaks release of 20,000 e-mails disrupts party convention
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The Democratic National Committee was warned last fall that its computer network was susceptible to attacks but didn’t follow the security advice it was given, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The missed opportunity is another blow to party officials already embarrassed by the theft and public disclosure of e-mails that have disrupted their presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia and led their chairwoman to resign.