How to delete passwords in axtra network administrator
Posted On July 12, 2021
Axtra has had a rocky relationship with the government for years, and the government has had an interest in getting the company’s data, too.
The government says the company was behind the breach of the Democratic National Committee’s servers that exposed the personal details of Democratic National Committeeman Seth Rich and others.
But Axtre has been more proactive in recent years and now claims to have discovered the identity of a senior network administrator for a major telecommunications company in New York.
The company is the operator of the Axtraco network, which provides broadband internet service to Axtria.
In a statement on Wednesday, Axtres security director, Michael A. Geller, told the Wall Street Journal that the identity is “unknown.”
Axtranet was founded in 1999 by billionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr. and he is the second-richest person in the world.
According to Forbes, Rockefeller is worth $20.7 billion.
Rich was shot and killed in July 2017, just months after he was indicted for his role in the DNC breach.
It’s not clear if Rich had a password for his personal account or if it was stored in the AXTraco data center.
Gellers statement said the data center’s password was not linked to any user account.
Axtracos spokesperson, Matthew Hensley, told CNN that it has “been an ongoing investigation by our security experts” into the breach.
He also said that the company has been working with the FBI on the case and has been in communication with the Rich family.
It is unclear what, if any, information the FBI has.
But the FBI’s press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department said it was aware of the investigation and declined to comment.
The Axtras spokesperson did not say how long it had taken for the FBI to contact them.
A new Axtrapool, which was launched earlier this year, offers cloud storage and other services to the public and private sector, such as government agencies.
The US Department of Justice has asked Axtropools to cease its business and is working with Axtramax to investigate, the spokesperson told CNN.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has also requested that Axtrolabs be blocked from accessing public and public sector networks, according to a DHS spokesperson.
A source familiar with the investigation told CNN on Wednesday that it was still unclear what happened to Rich’s account, but it appeared that his password was stored on the Axraco cloud.
A government source familiar to CNN also told CNN it is “not clear what happened” to Rich, but said there was “a high probability” Rich was hacked and the information was posted online.
A criminal complaint filed in a Maryland court against Rich, a 29-year-old IT professional who worked for a Virginia-based lobbying firm, alleges that Rich accessed his personal Gmail account, which contained “sensitive and confidential data and information about Axtralaco and its customers and customers of Axtrax.”
Rich was found dead in his Arlington, Virginia, home on July 10, 2017, three days after he had been shot and critically wounded.
The victim’s family has been seeking answers and the case has been subject to several lawsuits and public scrutiny.
A law enforcement official said Rich’s murder was connected to Richs involvement in the Democratic Party.
Rich’s family and Democratic lawmakers have called for his killer to be prosecuted, saying he had done nothing wrong.
CNN has contacted Axtrans for comment and will update this story when we receive a response.
— CNNMoney’s Alexia Pinto contributed to this report.