U.S. House Ends Deal With Communication Platform iConstituent

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In a letter to members of Congress, the office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) announced that it will terminate all contracts with iConstituent for security reasons, one of which is the refusal to quickly report a ransomware attack that the platform suffered in May.

The ransomware attack in May targeted iConstituent’s e-newsletter system, which House members buy access to.

Chief Administrative Officer of the House Catherine Szpindor said no data was collected or affected during the attack.

The CAO accused iConstituent of failing to report several security incidents and failing to respond adequately to questions from government officials.

iConstituent is used by 60 House members and is designed to facilitate communication between local residents and politicians.

The latest development means that House members have until December 31 to leave the iConstituent platform, although it will continue to provide its services to Congress while members switch to other approved providers.

For more information, read the original story in ZDNet.

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