More NRA secrets may now be out in the wild.
The Russian hacker group “Grief” released hundreds more documents they claim were stolen from the NRA. The group posted a new drop on Monday that included a collection of important internal records. The new documents were posted on the same dark web site where the inital leaks were posted.
The new files, reviewed by The Reload, appear to include important internal documents from spokesperson contracts to the group’s 2021 directors and officers insurance policy. Former NRA officials who spoke to The Reload on background said the documents appear to be authentic. However, they were unable to immediately confirm the authenticity of specific documents.
The NRA did not respond to requests for comment on the latest document dump or the authenticity of documents contained in it.
The new leaks could provide further headaches for the embattled NRA. NRA leadership now has to deal with Russian hackers in addition to the New York Attorney General Letitia James (D.) and even its own dissident directors. A severe security breach may also further undermine the group’s ability to bring in new members and raise funds.
The second round of leaks comes after the hackers announced they’d breached the gun-rights group’s computers last week. The gun-rights group issued a statement that it takes “extraordinary measures” to protect its confidential date, but did not comment on the specifics of the hack.
“NRA does not discuss matters relating to its physical or electronic security,” Andrew Arulanandam, managing director of NRA Public Affairs, said on Twitter. “However, the NRA takes extraordinary measures to protect information regarding its members, donors, and operations – and is vigilant in doing so.”
Grief, which is under sanctions from the United States government and has done work for the Russian government, has hacked dozens of groups and companies in an attempt to extort money from them. It has not publicly released its list of demands from the NRA. However, its site indicates the hack is still ongoing. That means even more documents could be coming.