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Trump Organization Computers Breached by Russians

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:51 am

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 ... ium=social
Hackers Compromised the Trump Organization 4 Years Ago—and the Company Never Noticed

Four years ago, the Trump Organization experienced a major cyber breach that could have allowed the perpetrator (or perpetrators) to mount malware attacks from the company’s web domains and may have enabled the intruders to gain access to the company’s computer network. Up until this week, this penetration had gone undetected by President Donald Trump’s company, according to several internet security researchers.
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The available historical data for these shadow subdomains indicate most of them were created in August 2013. When they first were set up, the shadow subdomains were aimed at one of 17 IP addresses on a network that was based in St. Petersburg, Russia, and they were hosted on servers owned by a company called the Petersburg Internet Network, a server provider with a reputation for hosting nefarious actors.

In a January 2015 blog post about fraudulent IP routing and malware, Doug Madory, the director of internet analysis at Dyn, called the Petersburg Internet Network “perhaps the leading contender for being named the Mos Eisley of the Internet,” a reference to the wild and seedy spaceport city on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars movies. Currently, the IP addresses for these shadow Trump subdomains are registered to a different entity in Russia. According to several cybersecurity experts, the fact that the IP addresses point to Russia does not mean the Trump Organization breach originated there. :snippity:

The security expert who first alerted Mother Jones to the Trump-related shadow subdomains noted that as soon as the Trump Organization responded for this story, records related to the subdomains began disappearing.


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Post by GhostOfSolomon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:55 am

*I cannot confirm who these guys are or if their work is authentic. But here is a write up on this subject with the data.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:59 am

Thanks! There should be a ? after "Russians" in the topic title.


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Post by Dan1100 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:31 pm

GhostOfSolomon wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:55 am
*I cannot confirm who these guys are or if their work is authentic. But here is a write up on this subject with the data.

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I check a couple of the subdomains they listed. They were real and the IP numbers came from Russia.


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