The state GOP has recovered about 40 percent of the $2.3 million that hackers stole in the runup to the November election, according to a filing with the FEC.
Days before the Nov. 3 election, Chair Andrew Hitt said $2.3 million had been stolen from the party’s federal account through a cyberattack. The hackers manipulated information in emails and invoices to vendors the party was using and obtained the funds that way.
In a filing with the FEC late last month, the party noted it had recovered $943,810 to date through insurance and BMO Harris Bank’s Fraud Department in coordination with law enforcement.
The state GOP declined comment, saying the case is still under investigation by the FBI.
The party’s post-election report listed six fraudulent transfers between Oct. 15 and Oct. 20. It also amended its pre-election report in December to detail two other fraudulent transfers Oct. 13 and 14.
See the latest filing here.