Cyberattack Costs Lincoln Project $35K, Sparks Immediate Response

The Lincoln Project, a political action committee dedicated to opposing former President Donald Trump, recently lost $35,000 in a cyberattack. The theft, which occurred in February, involved two fraudulent transactions of $20,000 and $15,000, as reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Greg Minchak, a spokesperson for the Lincoln Project, detailed that hackers infiltrated a vendor’s email, sending authentic-looking invoices from the vendor’s legitimate account. This hack affected multiple clients of the vendor, including the Lincoln Project. The specific vendor was not named, but Minchak assured that the financial loss did not disrupt the group’s ongoing efforts.

In response to the breach, the Lincoln Project’s compliance team acted quickly to mitigate the damage. They notified their bank’s fraud department and introduced new measures to verify invoices and payments more rigorously. Minchak confirmed that the vendor and the bank’s fraud department are now handling the investigation.

This cyberattack adds to a series of troubles for the Lincoln Project. The organization faced significant backlash after harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver surfaced, leading to calls for the group to disband from another co-founder, George Conway.

Despite these setbacks, the Lincoln Project continues its mission, emphasizing the importance of a democratic future and reinforcing their security protocols to prevent future incidents.