FEDERAL AGENTS HAVE arrested Arthur Dam in connection with a hacking spree that disrupted the 2018 Democratic California primary that ultimately nominated Katie Hill, according to a new criminal complaint.
H/T: The Intercept
“Dam was found to be connected to the cyber attacks through subscriber information, IP addresses, geolocation history, and open sources, including through his employer and his wife, K.O., who worked for one of the Victim’s opponents,” the complaint states.
Arthur Dam, arrested by the FBI, listed a $500 in-kind contribution to Hill's campaign in March 2018 for "graphic design and website security consultation." pic.twitter.com/2KhK7xNDD4— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) February 21, 2020
"Like everyone else, I was surprised and disturbed to see the news of this criminal complaint," Hill said in a statement, declining further comment "out of respect for the rule of law and the defendant’s presumption of innocence."
FBI arrests Katie Hill associate over cyberattack on opponent https://t.co/kZl9FY2z5A— DeepClips (@DeepClips) February 22, 2020
“I’m absolutely shocked and saddened to learn today that Katie Hill’s campaign associates hacked my campaign in order to help her advance through the primary,” Caforio told The Intercept.
“This should serve as a reminder that Russia is not the only threat to our democracy. There are bad actors on all sides who will do anything for their own personal gain, and we need to come together as Americans to defend our country and hold everyone responsible accountable.”
Read the full criminal complaint below.