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

By Sniper following x   2018 Jan 17, 3:10pm 132 views   1 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.
1   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 17, 3:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

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.

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