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Users who visited the Trump-related addresses were unwittingly redirected to servers in St. Petersb

AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses


WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, well before the furor over allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, at least 195 web addresses belonging to Trump, his family or his business empire were hijacked by hackers possibly operating out of Russia, The Associated Press has learned.

The Trump Organization denied the domain names were ever compromised. But a review of internet records by the AP and cybersecurity experts shows otherwise. And it was not until this past week, after the Trump camp was asked about it by the AP, that the last of the tampered-with addresses were repaired.

After the hack, computer users who visited the Trump-related addresses were unwittingly redirected to servers in St. Petersburg, Russia, that cybersecurity experts said contained malicious software commonly used to steal passwords or hold files for ransom. Whether anyone fell victim to such tactics is unclear.

A further mystery is who the hackers were and why they did it.

The discovery represents a new twist in the Russian hacking story, which up to now has focused mostly on what U.S. intelligence officials say was a campaign by the Kremlin to try to undermine Democrat Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and benefit Trump’s.

https://www.apnews.com/4c4b45c3149447d596065db5ed5ef123

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:47 AM

1. Within days after the AP asked the Trump Organization about the tampering, the affected web address

 


“Within days after the AP asked the Trump Organization about the tampering, the affected web addresses were all corrected.”


How about that.






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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:57 AM

2. Did they ask the hackers nicely? /sarcasm

This wasn't a hack.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 12:54 PM

3. Well yeah, Russian hackers are very nice people!

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:02 PM

4. So

gotta wonder if kompromat was gathered in this...

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