Democratic candidate says Russians tried hacking website
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Tabitha Isner, the Democratic candidate in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, says Russian hackers made more than a thousand attempts to break into her campaign website last month.
Isner said Monday that there were 1,400 attempts to break into the website. Most came from accounts with Russian internet service providers.
Isner says she has no idea why her campaign was targeted. She said the hackers were attempting to log in manually to the site.
Isner, a minister and business and policy analyst, is challenging Republican Rep. Martha Roby, a four-term incumbent, in the midterm elections.
The attempts were discovered after the web hosting company reported a sudden surge of traffic to the campaign website.
Her campaign reported the activity to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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