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Inspector General: Awans Used "Unauthorized Access" To Transfer Congress' Data To Stolen Server

By MrMagic following x   2018 Jan 17, 3:10pm 1,144 views   8 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Poor Debbie is going down... Couldn't happen to a better dishonest Dem.

An internal House probe concluded that Pakistani IT aides Imran Awan along with four other individuals inappropriately accessed House servers and moved data.

They impersonated at least 15 U.S. House members they did not work for and the Democratic Caucus, using their credentials to gain access to the system - a federal offense.

Data was migrated from several servers onto a single server, which disappeared while being monitored by police.

The Awans engaged in a "pattern of login activity" which suggest steps were taken to conceal their activity.

House Democrats in turn misrepresented the issue to their own members as solely a matter of theft.

The OIG also concluded that the Awans' behavior appeared to be a "classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization," as well as indications that a House server was "being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that individuals could be reading and/or removing information," and "could be used to store documents taken from other offices," the Caller reports.

A House committee staffer close to the probe told The Daily Caller that “the data was always out of [the members’] possession. It was a breach. They were using the House Democratic Caucus as their central service warehouse.”

“All 5 of the shared employee system administrators collectively logged onto the Caucus system 5,735 times, an average of 27 times per day… This is considered unusual since computers in other offices managed by these shared employees were accessed in total less than 60 times,” the presentation reads.

The only Democrat who appears to have attempted to intervene with the Awans' access is Rep. Xavier Becerra who ran the House Democratic Caucus server, knew about the unauthorized access, and tried to stop them according to the OIG report - however "the suspect defied him." That said, Bacerra does not appear to have warned other offices that might have been affected.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-17/inspector-general-awans-used-unauthorized-access-transfer-congress-data-later-0
1   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Jan 17, 3:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The fun is just beginning. They were employed for years by not just the DNC, but a multitude of current and former House Democrat Members.
2   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Apr 2, 12:16pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Awan Brothers stayed up to 3 months or more per year in Pakistan. Logged into Congressional Servers from there to "Do Work" on the System while being paid over $150k


Thanks, Democrats!
3   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 2, 2:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Poor Debbie is going down

Oh, I thought a BJ was enroute.

Seriously, do you think she is going to jail? She might even get re-elected. Only penalty for all this could just be losing the DNC chair.
4   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 2, 4:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

44 Democrats Exempted Awans From Background Checks Before Granting Access To Classified Intel.

As the Russian "hacking" episode continues to mire the Trump administration in nebulous innuendo and daily claims of collusion, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reminds us that House Democrats participated in an actual data breach conducted by Pakistani-nationals who were given access to highly sensitive intelligence as part of their duties providing IT support to members of Congress - and in particular, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY).

"Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks," writes Rosiak.

All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them. -Daily Caller

Had any of the 44 House Democrats performed background checks, they would have discovered several red flags in Abid Awan's past - including "a $1.1 million bankruptcy, six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records," notes Rosiak.

Meanwhile, an internal House investigation concluded that the Awans impersonated at least 15 U.S. House members for whom they did not work - using their credentials to log into Congressional servers, before migrating data to a single server, which was stolen during the investigation, all while covering their tracks - reports Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-02/44-democrats-exempted-awans-background-checks-granting-access-classified-intel
5   HEYYOU   ignore (18)   2018 Apr 3, 10:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hoping when Mueller finishes his investigation,some Democrats are busted.
6   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Apr 23, 6:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Awan may have sold Congressional Secrets to Pakistani Senator, who bragged about "Controlling Washington" to his colleagues.
https://www.redstate.com/slee/2018/04/20/explosive-new-claim-imran-awan-may-transferred-stolen-data-pakistani-senator/
7   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 23, 6:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
44 Democrats Exempted Awans From Background Checks Before Granting Access To Classified Intel.


This is stupid. By law, I have to make my phone assistants do a background check before they can cold call senior citizens for me...but these fuckers can be exempted when national security is on the line?
8   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Apr 23, 6:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Evidence of Pakistani Collusion




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