16 November 2016   Leave a comment

We are just now getting information which was actually available some time ago about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee files during the election.  For those readers who have the technical expertise (I certainly don’t), the security firm Crowdstrike has a detailed account of the hack and the evidence supporting its claim that the hacks were conducted by individuals associated with the Russian government.  In addition, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement on 7 October 2016 which stated:

“The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”

Interestingly, Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Graham (R-SC) want to investigate this intrusion.  But the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Corker (R-TN) does not think the intrusion warrants an investigation.

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Posted November 17, 2016 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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