Russian bank tells DOJ mysterious Trump computer connections may have been hacker hoax
by John Solomon and Sara Carter
March 16, 2017
A Russian bank has reported to U.S. authorities that mysterious communications resumed recently between one of its computers and an email server tied to President Trump’s business empire, and it has developed evidence the new activity may be the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax, Circa has learned.
Alfa wants U.S. authorities to help unmask a computer inside the United States that it believes has been used to launch cyberattacks spoofing the appearance of a backdoor communication channel between Moscow and America’s 45th president … .
… "these malicious attacks are designed to create the false impression that Alfa Bank has a secretive relationship with the Trump Organization,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The attacks attempted to trigger verification signals between Alfa Bank and a server associated with the Trump Organization, … .
… the spoofing attempt is equivalent to someone in the U.S. sending an empty envelope to the Trump Towers but putting on the envelope a return address in Russia, causing the Trump server to falsely return the communication back to Moscow.
… it does not yet have evidence that the same activity occurred between last May through September, causing the generation of the first server pings that computer scientists reported last fall might be evidence of secret communications between Trump and Russia.
Gee who, last spring through fall, would benefit from spoofing a “secret” tie between Trump and a Russian bank? And why? How might such a faux-tie be used? For what purposes?