Donald Trump has picked a cabinet full of unqualified people. A recent report by British television Channel 4, which is the equivalent of PBS, announced that the President-elect’s cabinet pick for cybersecurity adviser, Rudy Giuliani, had his passwords hacked.
“The passwords of the appointees were hacked in mass breaches of websites like Dropbox, LinkedIn, MySpace, and others between 2012 and 2016. The passwords are accessible from original leaks of the data, but even more easily accessible from website charging a fee of just $4.”
The appointment of Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, has been criticised by people in the cyber security community, who have highlighted exploitable security flaws on his own website.
But Giuliani wasn’t the only one getting hacked. Channel 4 News also revealed that 13 other top staff members have been leaked in mass hacks.
Some of the people who have been hacked and will be appointed to Trump’s cabinet on Friday are, the Secretary for the Interior, the Secretary for Labour, the Press Secretary, the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, the Director of the National Trade Council, Head of Social Media, Chief Trade Negotiator, and Director of Oval Office operations, among others.
We all know by now about Russia’s hacking of the DNC and how Trump, alongside other Republicans, blamed the DNC for not having enough security that could have prevented the hackings from happening. Trump even tweeted about it.
Julian Assange said “a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta” – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Giuliani will be Donald Trump’s cybersecurity advisor and even he’s getting hacked. I wonder if Republicans will still blame Democrats for the Russian hacks?