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FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Democrats In Florida
Posted by: p8712
Date: October 20, 2020 07:28PM
Uh oh

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In the email, the perpetrators ominously claimed to have “gained access into the entire voting infrastructure,” but that boast appeared exaggerated: Thousands of registered Democrats in Florida include their email addresses and phone numbers in the state’s voter registration records, which are publicly available to anyone who requests them.

The email also warned recipients by name that the group knew their address, email address, telephone number and “everything” – however, those details are generally included in the same voter registration records.

“We will know which candidate you voted for,” the email said, though ballot selections are secret under Florida law. The email directed Democrats to change their party affiliation to Republican “to let us know you received our message and will comply.”

Attempting to threaten or intimidate voters in federal elections is a federal crime punishable by fines and up to one year in prison.

A computer scientist at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, Max Zinkus, examined the routing information inside one of the threatening emails and said it traced back to a computer server in Saudi Arabia. He said the email appeared to be created on a management interface common on older web servers with known software vulnerabilities that render them accessible to hackers.

Zinkus said it’s possible the digital breadcrumbs on the emails were falsified to throw off investigators. “It’s also possible that someone compromised a device and used it to connect to this Saudi server, or compromised the Saudi server itself, or both,” said Zinkus, a doctoral student who studies security, privacy and cryptography.

The emails were made to appear they were sent from a computer server associated with the officialproudboys.com internet address, but control over that account – which was originally created in March 2017 – was changed Monday night, according to internet records. That website was offline by Tuesday afternoon.
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Re: FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Democrats In Florida
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 20, 2020 07:44PM
Come at me, bro. You'll prove the point that Republicans are fascist.



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Re: FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Democrats In Florida
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 20, 2020 08:05PM
That entire effort didn't survive first exposure, web site shut down, email too and the perps are on the run.
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Re: FBI Investigating Threatening Emails Sent To Democrats In Florida
Posted by: Z
Date: October 20, 2020 11:26PM
They did the same Shiite here in AK - One of my colleagues got one as well.

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