MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Hackers, many of them Russian, attempted to hack into the Tabitha Isner campaign website, according to the campaign.
Isner's campaign manager, Megan Skipper, reported there were "brute force attacks" on the site, describing them as attempts to log in as an administrator of a site by guessing login info. Skipper said, based on their website administrator and website analytics, they were all unsuccessful.
The website security alerted the campaign to suspicious activity and Skipper said they found that 1400 attacks were attempted in the last week, with 1100 from Russian IP events. Skipper sent the photo below, showing the attempts:
Skipper said the site was never out of the campaign's control. Isner released a statement about the incident:
We reached out to the campaign for Martha Roby, who will face Isner in November for the District 2 congressional seat, and her campaign said they have had no issues with attempted hacking.