WisGOP Statement on Cyberattack October 29, 2020 [Madison, WI] – On Thursday, the Republican Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt following the recent cyberattack on the Republican Party of Wisconsin: “Cybercriminals, using a sophisticated phishing attack, stole funds intended for the re-election of President Trump, altered invoices and committed wire fraud. These criminals exhibited a level of familiarity with state party operations at the end of the campaign to commit this crime. While a large sum of money was stolen, our operation is running at full capacity with all the resources deployed to ensure President Donald J. Trump carries Wisconsin on November 3rd.” Background: Late Thursday evening, October 22nd, the Wisconsin Republican Party discovered it was the victim of a sophisticated phishing attack. On Friday morning, October 23rd, we notified the F.B.I. that as a result of this cyberattack, hackers obtained $2.3 million through doctored invoices under the name of WisGOP vendors. There is no evidence that the hackers acquired any proprietary information. The WisGOP is working closely with the F.B.I. while they conduct their investigation.