Tuesday, June 14, 2016

From Russia With Hacks

The Russians are coming:
Some of the hackers had been lurking in the systems since at least last summer, well before Trump sealed the Republican nomination, but only recently exfiltrated the Democratic party’s cache of files on Trump’s business dealings and past political statements, investigators said.

Political parties normally use such files for attack ads and leaking story ideas to journalists while spy agencies typically maintain dossiers on world leaders to better understand their thinking and habits. The Washington Post previously reported on the breach on Tuesday.

“Everyone around the world is trying to figure out, ‘Who is Mr Trump?’” said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of Crowdstrike, the cybersecurity firm the DNC hired to investigate the breach. “What is his foreign policy going to be? What is it going to be in relation to Russia? He’s said some complimentary things about Putin. How real is that?”
Perhaps more real than anything Obama has ever said...

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