Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Just A Simple Hack

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The persistence and skill of the Russian hackers that penetrated the DNC’s defenses illustrates the threat posed by foreign online espionage. In the past, Russian hackers have gained access to email systems at the White House and the State Department, and their Chinese counterparts pulled off a colossal heist at the Office of Personnel Management last year, stealing the sensitive personal information of more than 22 million Americans.

The discovery of the Russian espionage operation vindicated James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, who warned last month that foreign intelligence agencies were spying on U.S. presidential campaigns. Indeed, as far back as 2008, the Intelligence Community gave a presentation to then president-elect Obama and his advisors, warning them that foreign intelligence services “have been tracking this election cycle like no other.”

Russian spies appeared to have targeted more than just the DNC during this election. Officials told the Post that hackers also went after Clinton and Trump’s campaigns, as well as several Republican political action committees.
But Hillary literally had a lot more to lose-or she did before she deleted it...

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