Unreal - those Pakistani IT guys

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I wrote about them earlier here. Today, we get this from The Daily Signal:

Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Banned From House Network Months Ago Still Has Active Account
A former IT aide suspected of stealing equipment and data from Congress still has an active, secret email account on the House computer system, even though he has been banned from the congressional network because of a criminal investigation into the alleged cybersecurity violations, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Imran Awan’s still-active email address is linked to the name of a House staffer who specializes in intelligence and homeland security matters for Rep. André Carson, D-Ind. Court documents and emails show Awan used the address 123@mail.house.gov in addition to his standard imran.awan@mail.house.gov account.

He and two of his Pakistani-born brothers, as well as his wife, are at the center of an FBI investigation over their IT work with dozens of Democratic congressional offices. Authorities shut down Awan’s standard email account Feb. 2, and he was arrested by the FBI at Dulles International Airport trying to board a flight to his native Pakistan on July 25.

Authorities apparently did not realize Awan has a second account that is not linked to his identity. While his main email address began rejecting mail after it was shut down, the 123 address was still accepting mail Tuesday.

What kind of clowns do we have running things in the other Washington? This is childishly stupid - whomever is running their email server should be very ashamed of themselves. Makes me wonder just how many other 'ghost' accounts are out there and who has access to which servers.

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