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Wed Jan 18, 2017, 08:50 PM

Trump 'cyber tsar' Giuliani among swathes of hacked top appointees

Source: Channel 4 News (UK)

Passwords used by Donald Trump's incoming cyber security advisor Rudy Giuliani and 13 other top staff members have been leaked in mass hacks, a Channel 4 News investigation can reveal.

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Staff whose accounts also appear to be affected by the hacks in recent years include people who will from Friday at 12pm take roles as:

* the Secretary for the Interior
* the Secretary for Labour
* the Press Secretary
* the Director of the Domestic Policy Council
* the Director of the National Trade Council
* Head of Social Media
* Chief Trade Negotiator
* Director of Oval Office operations
* and many others

Trump's team have not commented on this story.

Read more: https://www.channel4.com/news/trump-cyber-tsar-giuliani-among-swathes-of-hacked-top-appointees

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Denzil_DC Jan 2017 OP
CentralMass Jan 2017 #1
Stonepounder Jan 2017 #2
KittyWampus Jan 2017 #3
Denzil_DC Jan 2017 #4
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2017 #5
SunSeeker Jan 2017 #6
Denzil_DC Jan 2017 #7

Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:08 PM

1. ..

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:15 PM

2. Oh, goody. You don't suppose anyone in Russia know about this, do you?

Ahhh, heck no. Russia doesn't care about Trump. We know that cause Putin says so.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:37 PM

3. but I thought Republicans were so good at Cyber-Security and that's why

 

the Russians couldn't hack them.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:01 PM

4. Just a reminder (from 2013):




https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/304636780903288834


https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/304666084529803264

And now:

Donald Trumpís Twitter Account Is A Security Disaster Waiting To Happen

The most powerful publication in the world today is Donald Trumpís personal Twitter account. In the past six weeks, it has moved markets, conducted shadow foreign policy, and reshaped the focus of media around the world. Just today, it caused Toyotaís stock to drop. It is also shockingly insecure.

That insecurity was acceptable when @realDonaldTrump concerned itself with Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson and how thin people donít drink Diet Coke. And yet Trumpís newfound influence ó combined with the unpredictability of his tweets ó makes the president-electís account a particularly tempting target for hackers.

Thatís especially true because there is a large fortune that could be made in a single 140-character message. If someone were able to gain access to Trumpís Twitter, they could tweet approvingly or disapprovingly about a company (as Trump has done) and play the stock market accordingly ó or cause others to do so. A market-tracking app called Trigger has already set up an alert that responds whenever Trump tweets about publicly traded companies.

If the hacker were geopolitically motivated, they could tweet favorably or unfavorably about a country or a leader (as Trump has done) and alter foreign affairs. Or if the hacker had a grudge, they could call their enemy out in a tweet (as Trump has done) and unleash the rage of Trumpís nearly 19 million followers. Plus, who knows whatís in Trumpís DMs?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/donald-trumps-twitter-account-is-a-security-disaster-waiting

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:07 PM

5. Hacks, all of them.

Dangerous hacts now.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 01:36 AM

6. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:57 AM

7. Final kick

This isn't a smoking gun (yet), but I think it's important (and somewhat ironic) background from a reliable news source that may come back to bite the new administration in the ass in times to come ...

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