Yet not one of them can use Google.
The “official” version of course is that Russian agents, at the personal behest of Vladimir Putin, hacked the DNC. This argument has been destroyed so many times and as I’ve said recently goes against everything the former KGB is known to do, yet it’s still refuses to flush.
To help it round the U-bend let’s replay the early days of the DNC hack:
The AP’s reconstruction— based on a database of 19,000 malicious links recently shared by cybersecurity firm Secureworks — shows how the hackers worked their way around the Clinton campaign’s top-of-the-line digital security to steal chairman John Podesta’s emails in March 2016.
One of the first people targeted was Rahul Sreenivasan, who had worked as a Clinton organizer in Texas in 2008 — his first paid job in politics. Sreenivasan, now a legislative staffer in Austin, was dumbfounded when told by the AP that hackers had tried to break into his 2008 email — an address he said had been dead for nearly a decade.
“They probably crawled the internet for this stuff,” he said.
Almost everyone else targeted in the initial wave was, like Sreenivasan, a 2008 staffer whose defunct email address had somehow lingered online.
See the problem?
On the one hand we are supposed to have a major nation-state actor with state of the art intelligence gathering capabilities planning a sophisticated and daring raid against a strategic foe.
On the other, we are expected to believe that these same top-line GRU hackers are unable to Google who is currently in Clinton’s campaign. Or unable visit her website. Or unable watch the news. Or unable read a newspaper.
Really? They had no idea who was in the campaign? And they were so incompetent that they *changed* the documents they released to *include* Russian language codes? Really?
It’s so much more likely that these phishing trips were from a criminal group. Who, just like the original Guccifer hacked, because they could. Because it was there. Or because someone paid them. It was Hackerville, not Putin.
The above photo has got no relation to anything at all of course. It’s just that just one of the two men ran cyber agents for the FBI in Romania, and Ukraine. Right smack bang in the timezone where the docs originate. He was then was in charge of “finding Russian hackers” when hired by the DNC (and “seems to have found some”). The same one of the two was hired to his former role by Robert Mueller, and is good friends with Comey. Which one is it?