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Trump Campaign Website Left Open to Email Server Hijack

October 18, 2019

A mistake made by website developers left an official re-election website for President Donald Trump open to attack. The error, impacting hundreds of other websites as well, is tied to a website development tool called Laravel, used to test sites before they go live.

The tool, accidentally left active on a slew of sites, would allow hackers to hijack the site’s email servers and intercept, send or read email messages sent from the site’s domain.

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