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  • Hope Hicks told House Intelligence Committee she was hacked, sources say

    03/07/2018 7:21:51 PM PST · by Magnatron · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7 March 2018 | Jonathan Allen, Mike Memoli and Ken Dilanian
    A day before she resigned as White House communications director, Hope Hicks told the House Intelligence Committee last week that one of her email accounts was hacked, according to people who were present for her testimony in the panel's Russia probe. Under relatively routine questioning from Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., about her correspondence, Hicks indicated that she could no longer access two accounts: one she used as a member of President Donald Trump's campaign team and the other a personal account, according to four people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the closed meeting of the Intelligence Committee...
  • Ex-NSA Worker Pleads Guilty

    12/02/2017 9:04:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 16 replies
    Brui Direct ^ | December 3rd, 2017 | courtesy of ENGADGET by Jon Fingas
    The admission revealed the identity behind a big data breach. Nghia Hoang Pho, 67. Nghia, Carted home, “Top Secret” and “Sensitive Compartmented”, Information for over five years. These files were downloaded onto Pho’s personal computer and then routinely harvested by Russian intelligence. Pho took a mix of digital and physical info home between 2010 and 2015. he was using it to rewrite his resume -- this was intentional, but not spiteful. Pho may face prison time when he's sentenced on April 6th, but prosecutors “are open to calls for a lighter sentence” given the non-malicious nature of the case. It...
  • CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked

    12/13/2017 4:01:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 10:23 AM EST
    CNN says Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a “tool” and a “pathetic loser” following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama’s Senate election. The cable network tweeted early Wednesday that “someone gained access” to Anderson’s account and sent the tweet to the president. “We’re working with Twitter to secure the account,” it said. …
  • Did Donna Brazile throw Hillary under the bus in revenge for being called a ‘brain dead buffalo?’

    11/05/2017 5:02:02 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 87 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | November 3, 2017 | John Talleos
    There was a behind-the-scene report where Hillary Clinton angrily lashed out at DNC chairwomen Donna Brazile after a presidential forum on NBC. She knew the questions in advance but Matt Lauer decided to go off-script and ask her about her email server instead. This enraged Hillary and after the interview she walked off stage and confronted her staff particularly Brazile: I’m so sick of your face. You stare at the wall like a brain dead buffalo, while letting that f – – – ing Lauer get away with this. What are you good for, really? Get the f – –...
  • Johnson Says DNC Refused DHS Help [fake satire]

    06/24/2017 2:12:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the House Intelligence Committee. Johnson became the latest former Obama Administration official to verify that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Perhaps more relevant, however, was his puzzlement at the Democratic National Committee’s refusal of his proffer of assistance in the wake of their computers being hacked. “Considering what was at stake, I would have thought that putting the federal government’s expertise into play to protect the DNC’s confidential communications was a ‘no-brainer,’” Johnson said. “But despite my entreaties and offers...
  • 198 million Americans hit by "largest ever" voter records leak

    06/19/2017 8:35:27 AM PDT · by palmer · 45 replies
    ZDNet ^ | June 19, 2017 -- 13:00 GMT (06:00 PDT) | Zack Whittaker
    Personal data on 198 million voters, including analytics data that suggests who a person is likely to vote for and why, was stored on an unsecured Amazon server. A huge trove of voter data, including personal information and voter profiling data on what's thought to be every registered US voter dating back more than a decade, has been found on an exposed and unsecured server, ZDNet has learned. ... The exposed records include files provided by Data Trust, a data warehouse created by the GOP to serve as its exclusive data provider of voter records. ...
  • The highly sophisticated hacking of Sharyl Attkisson's computers

    10/27/2014 9:17:28 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    From the moment that Sharyl Attkisson met a shadowy source I’ll call Big Mac, she was plunged into a nightmare involving mysterious surveillance of her computers. They met at a McDonald’s in Northern Virginia at the beginning of 2013, and the source (she dubs him Number One) warned her about the threat of government spying. During their next hamburger rendezvous, Big Mac told Attkisson, then a CBS News reporter constantly at odds with the Obama administration, that he was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” by his examination of her computer and that this was “worse than anything Nixon ever did.” Attkisson’s forthcoming...
  • Pagliano Emails Detail Attempts to Hack Clinton Unsecure Email Server 10 Times in Two Days in Nov...

    11/01/2016 2:40:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 1, 2016
    Full title: Pagliano Emails Detail Attempts to Hack Clinton Unsecure Email Server 10 Times in Two Days in November 2010 – U.S. Secret Service Informed of Hacking Attempts Pagliano Warned Bill Clinton Aide Justin Cooper, ‘We’d Be Susceptible to Such an Attack’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents detailing repeated efforts to hack into the unsecure email system used by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November 2010. The hacks are detailed in email exchanges between State Department IT official Brian Pagliano and Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper. The emails show the system...
  • Salem State University Twitter account hacked on eve of graduation (MAGA etc)

    05/20/2017 3:45:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston 25 ^ | 5/20/17 | Boston 25
    SALEM, Mass. - Salem State University’s Twitter account was hacked late Friday night. The tweets started around 10:30 p.m. The hacker sent out racist tweets, and also applauded President Donald Trump. It lasted for about two hours before the university was able to regain control of the account and delete the tweets. The hack comes just hours before the school’s undergraduate commencement.| Boston 25 News reached out to school officials for comment. Salem State’s Facebook page says none of the tweets represent the university’s views. The school also apologized on Twitter. The university says it is looking into the hack...
  • Trump Tweets Macron:' Congratulations ... Look Forward to Working With Him!'

    05/07/2017 2:17:26 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 56 replies ^ | 05/07/2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations Sunday afternoon to Emmanuel Macron, the newly-elected president of France. "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!" Trump tweeted. Macron, a former investment banker, defeated far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in France's elections on Sunday by around 65 percent to 35 percent at the time polls closed. Macron, a centrist, will bring a business-friendly vision for France to replace current President Francois Hollande's unpopular Socialist government.
  • Breaking News: FBI Uncovers Evidence That 62 Million Trump Voters are All Russian Agents

    04/09/2017 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 56 replies ^ | 4/7/2017 | NYFeed
    Anonymous sources within the FBI have revealed to The Times that they have new evidence indicating that everyone who voted for Donald Trump is an agent of the FSB (formerly the KGB). An unknown portion of these voters may have had their minds controlled by a Russian space-beam, agents close to the investigation say. The allegation that 62 million Americans appear to be employed by Russian intelligence services has rocked the Bureau, and it is reported that multiple agents have taken their own lives, given that realizing just how deep this Russian hacking conspiracy runs blew their minds – literally....
  • No, the presidential election can't be hacked [CNN article from October 2016]

    03/30/2017 12:47:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/16 | Tal Kopan
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of hacking US political organizations...the final days of the campaign are dominated by talk of whether the race is "rigged." ...cyber experts say it's virtually impossible for Moscow influence the election outcome.... ...The key public perception... ...The American election system is decentralized by design...Even though many precincts use voting machines, none are connected to the Internet, nor are they connected to each other. Illinois, where hackers successfully stole roughly 90,000 voters' data was changed in the system itself... ....voters who don't show up as registered properly can cast a provisional...
  • Gold Prices Are Being Hacked

    01/14/2017 8:36:42 PM PST · by Tours · 17 replies
    Money Metals Exchange ^ | 1/9/2017 | Clint Siegner
    Major U.S. and international banks cheat their customers and rig markets. Revelations have been piling up since the 2008 financial crisis. Hundreds of billions have been paid in fines, penalties, and settlements. The fraud, price manipulation, lying, and theft – once considered conspiracy theories – are now incontrovertible conspiracy facts. This reality is dawning now in the precious metals industry. GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, labored for years making the case for price manipulation in the markets. They, and others, made a powerful argument complete with price charts and trading patterns that simply could not be explained in free...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks source

    12/14/2016 4:37:39 PM PST · by ncfool · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 14,2016 | Alana Goodman
    EXCLUSIVE: Ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails - they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for 'disgusted' Democratic insiders Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and associate of Julian Assange, told the he flew to Washington, D.C. for emails He claims he had a clandestine hand-off in a wooded area near American University with one of the email sources The leakers' motivation was 'disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the 'tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders'...
  • A Clinton Campaign Aide’s Typo Allowed Hackers To Access John Podesta’s Email Account

    12/13/2016 7:12:10 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A Clinton campaign aide says that a typo in a March 19 email sent to John Podesta is to blame for opening the campaign chairman’s Gmail account up to Russian cyber hackers. The IT aide, Charles Delavan, tells The New York Times that his error — typing the word “legitimate” instead of “illegitimate” to describe a hacker’s email — continues to haunt him. “This is a legitimate email,” Delavan wrote to Clinton campaign aide Sara Latham after she forwarded him an spear phishing email designed to look like official correspondence from Google. “John needs to change his password immediately,” Delavan...
  • Clinton practically handed her email password to the Russians (Flashback post)

    12/13/2016 5:30:07 AM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    NYPost ^ | 7/25/16 | John Crudele
    The Russians didn’t hack into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, as others have reported, according to a very reliable source of mine who has connections with US intelligence agencies. They didn’t have to. Clinton was so careless when using her BlackBerry that the Russians stole her password. All Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gang had to do was log into Clinton’s account and read whatever they wanted. They had to be laughing their butts off. So you can add the Russians to the list of people who know bad and personal things about Clinton that the Democrats will wish remain hidden....
  • [ From September 14, 2016 ] Oops: DNC Continued to Email Passwords After They Knew They’d Been

    12/11/2016 12:36:52 AM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 14, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The hacker who calls himself Guccifer 2.0 has leaked emails from The Democratic National Committee for the second time this summer. His first effort unveiled the DNC's clear bias for Hillary Clinton and the eventual resignation of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The newest hack includes information into the DNC's finances, proving the committee is guilty of more pay-to-play schemes that awarded influential donors. One email in particular reveals that DNC officials had discovered their email system had been compromised. Yet, instead of taking cautionary steps to prevent future hacks, they sent out new passwords to the team - via email.

    12/11/2016 12:37:26 AM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JULY 25, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    After first discovering and acknowledging that a website run by the Democratic National Committee was hacked in April, the same DNC press secretary sent out the password to the DNC’s system on the Committee’s possibly compromised email server not once but twice.
  • [ From July 25, 2016 ] The DNC used incredibly weak passwords like 'obamain08'

    12/11/2016 12:38:36 AM PST · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 25, 2016 | Paul Szoldra
    The Democratic National Committee was apparently using incredibly weak passwords for some of its accounts, according to internal emails recently published online. An email thread from May 2016 reveals that an account for the party's press email,, apparently had passwords such as "Obama-Biden-2012" and "obamain08" at some point in time.
  • Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored

    11/29/2016 7:47:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    SFGate ^ | Updated 7:48 pm, Monday, November 28, 2016 | Michael Cabanatuan and Marissa Lang
    For all Muni Metro passengers knew, the free rides they were getting Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. Little did they know Muni was under attack from a hacker trying to squeeze $73,000 in ransom to unlock the agency’s computer systems. Muni refused to pay up. Instead, officials shut down the system’s ticket machines, threw open the fare gates as a precautionary move, and contacted the Department of Homeland Security and their own technology division to contain the attack, they said. ... The anonymous hacker used a ransomware attack — malicious software sent via...