A stolen Trump-Duterte transcript appears to be just one part of a larger hacking story


A leaked transcript of a phone conversation between President Donald Trump and his Philippine counterpart was available online for weeks before surfacing in news reports, and it now appears to be just one of a series of sensitive Philippine government documents acquired by a hacker group with suspected ties to the Vietnamese government, according to research conducted by multiple cybersecurity experts and evidence gathered by CyberScoop. On May 15, eight days before either The Intercept or the Washington Post reported about the transcript of Trump’s call with President Rodrigo Duterte, someone uploaded a malicious email attachment containing the same document to the repository VirusTotal.

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