Skip to comments.Jake Tapper’s CNN Report Undermines Network’s Russia ‘Hacking’ Narrative
Posted on 08/01/2017 2:44:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A report by CNNs Jake Tapper about a self-described email prankster who successfully tricked White House officials and members of President Trumps family into responding highlights just how easy it is to fool highly influential individuals online.
In the case spotlighted by Tapper, an individual described as an email prankster in the UK was able to fool Trump administration officials, demonstrating the simplicity of such a feat and showing how virtually anyone with creativity and knowhow could have been behind the breach of Podestas email account reportedly via a general spear-phishing campaign.
Tappers report states the following people were duped by the email prankster:
- Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, who allegedly provided a private email address when the prankster posed as Trump adviser Jared Kushner.
- Ousted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who was said to have replied to a fake email from the prankster posing as then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
- Eric Trump, who responded when the prankster posed as his older brother, Donald Trump Jr.
Tappers CNN story cites cyber experts explaining how common spear-phishing is, and how powerful people fall victim.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
How often are you fooled?
Well, there’s this guy in Nigeria I’ve been communicating with. He seems okay...................
Obama’s CIA director got hacked...by a teenager in North Carolina.
spearphishing is amazingly simple to do
I just went to defcon25 (the hacker convention) in Las Vegas (20,000+in attendance) 4 days of live demos workshops anything you can think of...
I attended a live demo of social engineering where they walk right through doing how to pick a Target set up a campaign do a spear phishing attack it’s stupidly simple I already knew how to do it
they even have live Capture the Flag contest... live contest making phone calls to try and penetrate and get information from major companies it’s stupidly simple
understand the defcon hacker convention goes on right after the infosec blackhat security conventions these groups work together because basically it’s red team blue team
IT security professionals are hackers and hacker work as IT Security Professionals
I’ll bet if Jake looks into it a little more......maybe the Russians got JFK elected?
Maybe the White House should consider building a dovecote and buying a bunch of carrier pigeons
Nigeria is a NO NO.
After ridiculing Trump for holding the same position.
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