DNC “Russian Hack” Diagnosed By Private Firm Hired By………DNC

Just so everyone is clear. It was the Democratic National Committee that hired a private firm to look into their hacked emails. No federal agency did any analysis yet they are the ones who said it was the Russians, because the firm hired by the DNC said so.

Read that again…..I’ll wait…….

Stunning, absolutely stunning.

Never? Not once? The FBI has consistently asserted that the hack of the Democratic National Committee was an operation linked to the Russian government, even if they were less convinced that the Russians wanted to elect Donald Trump as a result. Last night, however, BuzzFeed’s Ali Watkins reported that the DNC has told her that the FBI never requested access to their servers, nor has any other government agency. Instead, they relied on a report from a private vendor:

The FBI did not examine the servers of the Democratic National Committee before issuing a report attributing the sweeping cyberintrusion to Russia-backed hackers, BuzzFeed News has learned.

 

Six months after the FBI first said it was investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, the bureau has still not requested access to the hacked servers, a DNC spokesman said. No US government entity has run an independent forensic analysis on the system, one US intelligence official told BuzzFeed News.

 

“The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers, Eric Walker, the DNC’s deputy communications director, told BuzzFeed News in an email.

So who did check out the hacked servers? The DNC brought in a well-respected outfit called Crowdstrike to check out their systems, and it was Crowdstrike that concluded that the DNC was the victim of a Russian-government hack. “Crowdstrike is pretty good,” Watkins’ intel-community source told her, adding that they had no reason to believe that Crowdstrike got it wrong.

I don’t give a shit how good Crowdstrike may be, if they were hired by the DNC and the DNC wanted a desired outcome I would imagine Crowdstrike would be willing to factor any story they wanted. To say that this is sketchy is an understatement.

 


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  • Exile1981 says:

    So to put it in perspective, the FBI can not view the DNC server because the DNC did not request the FBI’s help. The FBI can not ask to see it unless the DNC ask them to investigate… which they never did. Instead they brought in a 3rd party company called Crowdstrike (a division of google).

    All the evidence that the FBI and CIA is using to claim the Russians hacked the DNC and intervened in the election wasn’t collected by those security agencies but was provided by Crowdstrike… which just happens to have donated to Hillary’s campaign and the DNC (plus parent Googles donations). The head of Crowdstrike is also the head of a think tank called Atlantic Council that has as it’s stated goal “Open borders, one world government and a the goal of influencing governments away from populous movements”.

    • jeffli6 says:

      Exile – Link to the Crowdstrike info?

      • researched part of the thing says:

        I was curious myself, so I looked into a few of Exile’s items.

        Dmitri Alperovitch is a computer security industry executive. On June 14, 2016, he unveiled research into Democratic National Committee cyber attacks, which revealed that suspected Russian Federation intelligence agencies had hacked into Democratic National Committee (DNC).
        He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank and was named in December 2013 as one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers, along with Angela Merkel, John Kerry, Ben Bernanke and Jeff Bezos
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Alperovitch

        CrowdStrike, Inc. is an American cybersecurity technology company based in Irvine, California, and a wholly owned subsidiary of CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. The company provides endpoint security, threat intelligence, and incident response services to customers in more than 170 countries
        CrowdStrike was co-founded by entrepreneur George Kurtz (CEO),[5][6] Dmitri Alperovitch (CTO),[7] and Gregg Marston (CFO, retired). In 2012, Shawn Henry, a former FBI executive who lead both the FBI’s criminal and cyber Divisions, was hired to lead sister company CrowdStrike Services, Inc., which is focused on proactive and incident response services.
        In July 2015 Google invested in the company’s Series C funding round, which in total raised $100 million. To date, CrowdStrike has achieved total funding of $156 million, with other investors including Rackspace, Accel Partners and Warburg Pincus
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrowdStrike

        Google leads $100 million investment in cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike
        CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz, former chief technology officer at McAfee (now known as Intel (intc) Security), joined up with his co-founder and chief tech officer Dmitri Alperovitch, the former head of threat research at McAfee, to found the company in 2011.
        http://fortune.com/2015/07/13/google-100-million-series-c-crowdstrike/

      • Exile1981 says:

        All the atlantic council information I found came from their website http://www.atlanticcouncil.org and I found them by doing a google search of the guy dmitri who started the russian meme.

        Briehtbart also has a story on Soros funding the Atlantic Councils efforts to push the Iran deal last year http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/05/20/soros-backed-group-helped-sell-iran-nuclear-deal-funds-media-dc-think-tanks/

        It seems a little too incestious for my taste.

  • cmblake6 says:

    Nothing to see here, move along.

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