Russian officials are calling on the US to investigate mysterious communications from an email server tied to President Trump’s businesses and Russian Alfa Bank. Russian investigators believe it may be the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax.
The controversy over President Trump’s servers talking to Russia may have been an elaborate digital ruse.
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.
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Alfa Bank is asking the U.S. Justice Department for help solving the mystery and pledged its full cooperation.
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, according to a source directly familiar with the bank’s request.
The bank believes “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.