Dec 10, 2016

Waste of time: Obama's "BS" review of alleged cyber attacks from Russia

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An interesting story popped up yesterday in several mainstream news publications that Obama is ordering a " deep dive" into alleged reports of Russian hackers affecting the US Elections. This comes on the heels of a similar report that some members of Congress are asking for the same thing. Namely RINO's like John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

From Politico:
President Barack Obama has ordered a "deep dive" into the cyberattacks that plagued this year's election, the White House said Friday. 
Obama has asked the intelligence community to deliver its final report before he leaves office. 
The review will put the spate of hacks — which officials have blamed on Russia — "in a greater context" by framing them against the "malicious cyber activity" that may have occurred around the edges of the 2008 and 2012 president elections, said White House principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz at a briefing.
Another report from RT says that whatever findings they uncover won't even be made public!

From RT:
President Obama has ordered US spy agencies to prepare “a full review” of election-linked cyberattacks, but the public may never see it. The report should be ready before Obama vacates office and it is likely to be disclosed only to “a range of stakeholders.”
Great, so they are going to investigate, review logs and all that jazz, but won't let any of us regular folks know about it? How much do you want to bet that this is all theater and they won't really do anything? It's all a big front to blame the Democrat's loss this election on something other than the fact that the DNC picked the wrong pony to run in the race!

The interesting thing about all of this nonsense is that the idea of Russian hackers sort of started when Wikileaks began leaking the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) emails, however there was absolutely no evidence of that either!

From Trent Lapinski at Medium:
I’m the former CEO of a tech startup who lives in San Francisco, I have 15-years of experience in the tech industry, and I’ve spent the last year and half of my life working with some of the World’s best software engineers when it comes to developer operations, cloud orchestration, and data security. I also have a marketing background, and regularly research the psychology of persuasion, and propaganda. 
I’ve personally analyzed every leak from this election season, and I have seen zero evidence the Russians have anything to do with the leaks. Unless some form of evidence is provided, it is my professional opinion the leaks are the result of an insider given the extent and complexity of the data that was leaked. 
A government is attempting to manipulate and control this election, but it is not the Russians. It is the Obama administration. 
Two days before the Presidential debate, the US government officially accused Russia of hacking, and interfering in the U.S. election. However, much like the Bush administration when accusing Iraq of having Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) — which did not exist, the Obama administration has provided zero evidence for these accusations. They are trying to use their authority to convince the American people that Russia has something to do with Wikileaks, and the Trump campaign with no evidence.
Another interesting thing to note, is that there is no actual evidence that the election was hacked at all. Everything is speculation, blame and an excuse from a party that thought they had the election in the bag, then lost big time!

There is, as of now, no evidence that any voting systems were compromised on Election Day, merely speculation and theorizing. The speculation that Russia literally hacked into our voting system and added millions of fake ballots to swing the election is Hollywood fiction.
The funny thing about all of this is that there is evidence that our own government, particularly the Department of Homeland Security, did apparently try to hack into Georgia's state office firewall. This particular firewall was protecting the office that overseas elections in Georgia!

From Cyberscoop:
Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. 
Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agency’s Southwest D.C. office trying to penetrate the state’s firewall. According to the letter, the attempt was unsuccessful.   
The attempt took place on Nov. 15, a few days after the presidential election. The office of the Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the state’s elections.
Maybe instead of wasting more tax dollars on investigating alleged hacks from Russia that probably didn't happen, perhaps our government should take a look in the mirror, because the only evidence of attempted hacking from a government so far is not coming from Russia, it's coming from DHS!

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