The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is trying to guard against future computer hacks by using an encrypted messaging program for communications between employees and the campaign teams for 20 Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
The DCCC confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it’s using Wickr, which boasts about its secure method of communicating on its website. The app’s end-to-end encryption makes it fully secure.
The DCCC’s logo appears on a list of Wickr’s clients.
Wickr does not replace email, however, and it’s unclear how the DCCC is using it for its communications needs.
The Democratic National Committee was the victim of a computer hack last year that resulted in thousands of messages and documents being made public during the presidential campaign. The revelations led to the resignation of DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Russia is said to be behind the DNC hack, although some lawmakers would like to see the evidence of that.