Trumpocalypse: THE BIG FIREWORKS

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  1. Prospector

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    Here are the Florida counties that were sent a Russian phishing attack. Two of them were hacked.

    By Dan Sweeney and Aric Chokey
    | South Florida Sun Sentinel |
    May 16, 2019 | 1:56 PM

    The search is on to determine which two Florida counties’ voter data was accessed by Russian hackers.

    A South Florida Sun Sentinel investigation found that at least 12, and as many as 20, elections offices in Florida were sent an email by GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency. According to an FBI investigation, that email included an attachment that appeared to be a harmless Word document, but contained software that allowed the sender to access the computer files of anyone who opened the attachment.

    The emails came from a Gmail account that appeared at a glance to come from VR Systems, a Florida-based elections software company that serves many elections offices throughout Florida. The practice of disguising a malicious email to appear as though it comes from a trusted source is known as spear phishing.

    The malicious email address has since stopped accepted emails, suggesting it has been shut down.


    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that the FBI informed him the spear phishing attempt was successful in two Florida counties, but he added that he could not say which counties because he had signed a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI.

    Democrats, elections officials press Gov. Ron DeSantis to name hacked counties »
    The Sun Sentinel filed a public records request for the agreement but was told DeSantis did not have a copy. A Freedom of Information Act request has been filed with the FBI, but getting the results of a FOIA request can take a long time.

    Prior to DeSantis’s announcement, the Sun Sentinel filed a public records request to all 67 Florida county supervisors of elections offices for all emails sent from the email address used by the Russian hackers to their offices in a date range that included several weeks before and after the 2016 election, when the FBI reported the attack had taken place.

    Who received the Russian phishing emails?
    The Sun Sentinel asked Florida's 67 counties if they received phishing emails from Russian hackers just before the 2016 election. Of those that said they did, none admitted the attachments were opened.
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    Source: County supervisors of elections offices

    Of the 67 county elections offices contacted, 47 replied that they did not receive the email. That could mean they didn’t receive it, or that it was immediately quarantined and didn’t turn up in a search of email records. The other option is that employees of these elections offices destroyed the email or lied and refused to turn it over, both of which would be a violation of the state’s public records law.

    Twelve counties confirmed they were sent the email from Russian hackers but say they did not open it: Alachua, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Gulf, Lee, Leon, Pasco, Putnam, Taylor, Volusia and Wakulla. The political makeup of these counties is all over the map. For example, Wakulla is closely balanced between registered Democrats and Republicans, while Clay has a more than two-to-one Republican advantage and Broward has a more than two-to-one advantage in favor of Democrats.

    Of the eight remaining counties, five acknowledged receiving the public records request but never responded with a follow-up offering either the requested email or a statement that a search of their records hadn’t turned it up. Those counties were Charlotte, Duval, Escambia, Highlands and Hillsborough.

    Three others never acknowledged receiving the public records request: Calhoun, Jefferson and Washington counties.


    The Sun Sentinel sent the records requests to elections offices on April 24, a few days after the release of the redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election produced by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Mueller Report noted an FBI investigation had found that “in November 2016, the GRU sent spear phishing emails to over 120 email accounts used by Florida county officials responsible for administering the 2016 U.S. election. The spear phishing emails contained an attached Word document coded with malicious software (commonly referred to as a Trojan) that permitted the GRU to access the infected computer.”

    According to the report, the spear phishing attempt “enabled the GRU to gain access to the network of at least one Florida county government," though Mueller’s office did not independently verify the FBI’s findings.

    Further, as part of a 2017 report on a leaked National Security Agency document detailing the spear fishing attempt, the online news publication The Intercept printed the email address Russian intelligence used in sending the emails to Florida elections office officials. This email address became the subject of the Sun Sentinel’s public records request.

    It’s still unclear just which two counties opened the attachment in the email sent by agents of a Russian intelligence agency.

    Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci has stated unequivocally that the spear phishing attempt was not successful in his office.


    On Wednesday, the Miami Herald published the results of its own survey, in which the paper’s reporters asked each county supervisor of elections whether their offices were one of the two that was hacked. All said they were not, except those in Gadsden and Hardee counties, which did not respond to reporters’ questions. But Gadsden and Hardee elections officials responded to our public records request, saying they had not received the spear phishing email.

    Something doesn’t add up, and Florida’s elected officials are demanding that the FBI release the counties that were hacked.


    Sun Sentinel staff writer Skyler Swisher contributed to this report.
     
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  2. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    No surprise it's the wife of David Vitter
     
  3. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

    Pile Driving Miss Daisy It angries up the blood
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    Legit wonder if it's gotten significantly older since 2012.
     
  4. BellottiBold

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    BeCAuSe hE dOeSN't tAKE a SAlarY
     
  5. BudKilmer

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  6. matistic

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    Every damn time someone at works gets infected they claim they didn’t open the attachment. Hell we have macros blocked so they have to open the Word doc, THEN click Enable Macros, which they do. And then say they didn’t. I’d throw the logs in their face but I care more about containing the threat than rubbing their faces in it.

    But I digress. What we now absolutely must be given is the incident response report. Exactly how many machines were infected? How did they go about cleaning them? What data was accessed during this breach? What new defenses and/or policies have been put in place as a response?

    This is standard stuff and they better damn well be able to provide it.
     
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  7. Prospector

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    Good thing His Orangeness has had exactly ONE cabinet meeting about it
     
  8. Schadenfred

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    Tammy won't stay quiet about having a legal backup plan after popping that P.

     
  9. bro

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    I don’t care what Tammy thinks
     
  10. SP1

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    Tappy*
     
  11. sflnole

    sflnole We shall support what the enemy opposes...
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  12. afb

    afb Spoiler Alert: Pawnee, IN may not be on a map.
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    I’m quite confident trump’s answer to 3 branches of government would be: president, senate, and congress

    (Yes I said congress instead of House of Reps on purpose)
     
  13. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    How stupid do you have to be to leave a voice mail like that?
     
  14. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne Billionaire Playboy
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    Trump promised him a pardon. No other way around it
     
  15. Where Eagles Dare

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    I can wait for the next Dem president to be impeached for much much much less.

    Gonna be great
     
  16. Super Vegeta

    Super Vegeta My posting power is over 9000.
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    Preference ratings for the Democrat nominee?


    Mine are:

    1. Warren
    2. Buttigieg
    3. Bernie
     
  17. bro

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    I want a woman. So Warren or Kamala
     
  18. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hot dog
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    Bernie/Warren
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    Everyone else
     
  19. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hot dog
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    That's not enough space between Warren/Bernie and everyone else but I didn't want to longcat the thread
     
  20. NYGator

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    I like to call it, "...Cooooongrissss"
     
  21. Prospector

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  22. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! The next Jordy Nelson, obviously.
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    Eh. Warren with Pete as vp is ok by me.
     
  23. Redav

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    If Warren is president sure
     
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  24. BrentTray

    BrentTray I’m thinking Dorsia.
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  25. ned's head

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    Wonder which mouth breathing congressman this will be?

     
  26. CUAngler

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    Like any of that shit will actually matter.

    Brb Going to eat Arby’s.
     
  27. BudKilmer

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    I’m throwing money down on Jim Jordan
     
  28. Tug

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    He is well versed in the cover up
     
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  29. Beeds07

    Beeds07 Bitch, it's Saturday
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    I can't wait for some Progressive mother to stop her 5* son from going to to Bama so Saban can put a stop to this.
     
  30. beerme

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    This is true you’re supposed to pay yourself a salary commensurate with a typical employee at your position for a company your size or something like that
     
  31. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Not understanding, where does this implicate a congressman?
     
  32. chuckmasterflex

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  33. Bruce Wayne

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    Already deleted
     
  34. dome foam

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    who asked for this? doj or flynn?
     
  35. Schadenfred

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    A competent administration would know that you just can't half-ass a Gulf of Tonkin.
     
  36. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

    joey jo-jo jr shabadoo the pope of chilitown

    nah this is a 10/10 narcissist

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  37. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member


    To the best of my knowledge it works like this

    -flynn arrested
    -flynn starts snitching to Mueller asap
    -flynn gives Mueller tapes/messages of various people trying to get him to change his story / stop talking.
    -mueller references Flynn giving him the tapes are part of the evidence of cooperation
    -judge wants to see what was said to Flynn and by whom.
     
  38. chuckmasterflex

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    REMEMBER THE MAINE
     
  39. sflnole

    sflnole We shall support what the enemy opposes...
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    Nah, that's a real American

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  40. sflnole

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  41. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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