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Paul Manafort May Have Used 'bond007' as His Online Password

"They even found evidence indicating that Manafort's used 'bond007" as a password. They have both turned themselves in and pleaded not guilty.

The indictment stems from Manafort's and Gate's business dealings.

Manafort was indicted on 12 counts by a grand jury on Monday and was accused of lobbying on behalf of pro-Russian leader in the Ukraine and for failing to properly register as a foreign agent.

Manafort's indictment contains 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading statements to federal agencies and failure to file reports of foreign financial accounts.

This development comes after months of news stories about Manafort's alleged business dealings with foreign governments. According to Motherboard's Louise Matsakis, he was.

The researchers discovered the password-a reference to the fictional spy James Bond-by first obtaining Manafort's email address from hacked text messages from his daughter's smartphone. Those hints basically allowed the researchers to correctly guess that the password itself was "bond007".

To start, Manafort's security hints for these accounts were dead giveaways ("secret agent" and "James Bond").

By plugging Manafort's email address into a website that confirms whether someone's information was compromised during two big hacks that impacted Adobe and Dropbox in 2013 and 2012 respectively, the researchers learned that Manafort's account was indeed compromised. This doesn't mean that Manafort's email or social accounts have suddenly been compromised (they may have different passwords), but the reuse of passwords makes it hard to rule out. Never mind the Adobe or Dropbox accounts - there's a chance that there are other accounts using the same login.

The Manafort indictment also lists a host of expenses that ate up millions from Manafort's alleged offshore accounts, including: $5.43 million for home improvement in the Hamptons; $1.31 million for home improvement in Florida for "home automation, lighting and home entertainment"; $934,000 at an antique rug store'; $849,000 at a men's clothing store in NY; $819,000 for two landscapers in The Hamptons; $623,000 on antiques in NY; $520,000 at a Beverly Hills clothing store; $163,700 for payments on three Range Rovers and $62,000 on a Mercedes Benz.



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