The NRCC got hacked during the 2018 midterm elections. Apparently we are just hearing about it now, but it’s still really big news. Very high profile emails were stolen. From the article:
“The NRCC brought on the prominent Washington law firm Covington & Burling as well as Mercury Public Affairs to oversee the response to the hack. The NRCC paid the two firms hundreds of thousands of dollars to help respond to the intrusion. The committee’s chief legal counsel, Chris Winkelman, devoted many hours to dealing with the matter.”
Maybe they should have spent more money protecting their networks instead of hoarding money for legal fees after the fact.
Entire story: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/04/exclusive-emails-of-top-nrcc-officials-stolen-in-major-2018-hack-1043309