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Fri Oct 4, 2019, 04:53 PM

Iranian Hackers Targeted Trump's Re-election Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — Iranian hackers targeted President Trump’s re-election campaign, two people with knowledge of the attacks said on Friday, in a sign of how cyberattacks could become a fixture of the 2020 presidential election.

Microsoft said in a report earlier Friday that hackers, with apparent backing from Iran’s government, had made more than 2,700 attempts to identify the email accounts of current and former United States government officials, journalists covering political campaigns and accounts associated with a presidential campaign.

It was not clear what information — if any — had been taken in the attack on the Trump campaign, according to the two people, who were not allowed to publicly discuss the investigation. While the Microsoft report did not name Iran’s targets, it found evidence that hackers had infiltrated email inboxes in at least four cases. But the four successful hacks tracked by Microsoft did not belong to a presidential campaign.

Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director, said in a statement that “we have no indication that any of our campaign infrastructure was targeted.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/technology/iranian-campaign-hackers-microsoft.html

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octoberlib Oct 2019 OP
htuttle Oct 2019 #1
Hassler Oct 2019 #2
octoberlib Oct 2019 #5
C_U_L8R Oct 2019 #3
octoberlib Oct 2019 #4
flying_wahini Oct 2019 #6
TidalWave46 Oct 2019 #7
Blue_true Oct 2019 #8
octoberlib Oct 2019 #9
Blue_true Oct 2019 #10

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 04:55 PM

1. Iran, if you're listening....

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 04:57 PM

2. +1

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 05:01 PM

5. I know, right.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 04:59 PM

3. Likely a digital false flag

We just can't believe anything when it comes to that Trump liar.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 05:00 PM

4. It was discovered by Microsoft or I'd say the same thing.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 05:08 PM

6. the technology exists that can make it look like your tweets are coming from

another country (like Iran) when they originate in another (like Russia). Hmmmm.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 05:11 PM

7. The country will pay a price for not securing our elections.

Republicans refusal to act is going to damage us all. They won’t be free from the interference. Specially considering the long list of people Trump has pissed off.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 06:50 PM

8. I read a detailed article about a year ago that pointed out that Itanian hacking attacks

never are singular. They attack in prongs. One prong launches Trojan attacks while some others monitor the defenses against the attacks with the goal of learning enough to defeat the defenses during actual attacks.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 04:50 AM

9. This is interesting. Things are going to get wild.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 07:47 PM

10. All because a narcissistic asshole whose name I can't utter opened that gate. nt

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