Rudy Giuliani, a man whom Donald Trump tapped to be a top cybersecurity advisor for his administration, despite the fact that Giuliani was likely not able to log into his own iTunes account, recently used Twitter to spout more nonsense about the Mueller investigation. In the process, he inadvertently created a new website link.
It didn’t take long for some internet prankster to nab the website and set up a simple message for people who clicked on Giuliani’s accidental link. Here’s the concise message you see when you click the link in the tweet shown above:
Good job, internet prankster!
On a more serious note, it remains a mystery why Donald Trump would name Rudy Giuliani to a cybersecurity role, a job he is most assuredly unqualified to hold, especially in light of the serious, dangerous hacking efforts against the U.S. of Russia, China, and other foreign agents. Roughly eight months after Trump named Giuliani to the job, the cybersecurity wonks at CyberScoop noted that the advisory committee Giuliani heads was doing nothing at all.
Giuliani’s so-called “cyber working group,” a vague advisory committee officially announced by Trump’s presidential transition team in early January, is rarely in contact with White House staff. It is absent and disconnected from significant decisions, said a U.S. official with knowledge of White House affairs who spoke to CyberScoop on condition of anonymity. The source, like others in this story, declined to speak on the record citing the potential for blowback from Giuliani’s allies in government.
“From what I saw, it didn’t exist,” said one former senior U.S. official.
Here was Rudy touting his role as the chief cyberconnector between Silicon Valley and the White House back in January 2017.