President Donald Trump’s conversations might be exposed to risk, as three hackers assert that they can hack the Mar-a-Lago wi-fi in just a snap. This group of people discovered they can effortlessly get access to computers and smart phones in the Trump’s properties.
That being said, the diplomatic discussions and other sensitive information could easily end up in the wrong hands and threaten the national security.
They described, “We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon about 800 feet from the back lawn of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, and pointed a two-foot wireless antenna that resembled a potato gun toward the club.” The group added, “Within a minute, we spotted three weakly encrypted Wi-Fi networks. We could have hacked them in less than five minutes, but we refrained.”
According to Daily Mail, hackers Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu, and Julia Angwin also snuck into networks at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.
The group wrote: “We also visited two of President Donald Trump’s other family-run retreats. Our inspections found weak and open Wi-Fi networks, wireless printers without passwords, servers with outdated and vulnerable software, and unencrypted login pages to back-end databases containing sensitive information.”
Chief of security strategy for cyber-bulling company SentinelOne, Eremiah Grossman told ProPublica, “I’d assume the data is already stolen and systems compromised.”
This happened almost a week after a world-wide cyber-attack intruded computers in 150 countries last Friday, even affecting Britain’s National Health Service and Russia’s Interior Ministry.
President Trump was meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his family heaven, where sensitive information was presumably talked about.
Amanda Miller, spokesman for Trump Organization stated, “Like virtually every other company these days, we are routinely targeted by cyber terrorists whose only focus is to inflict harm on great American businesses.” She then continued, “While we will not comment on specific security measures, we are confident in the steps we have taken to protect our business and safeguard our information. Our teams work diligently to deploy best in class firewall and anti-vulnerability platforms with constant 24/7 monitoring.”
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