Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.

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    WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee, according to federal officials who have been briefed on the evidence.


    But intelligence officials have cautioned that they are uncertain whether the electronic break-in at the committee’s computer systems was intended as fairly routine cyberespionage — of the kind the United States also conducts around the world — or as part of an effort to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.


    The emails were released by WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange, has made it clear that he hoped to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency. It is unclear how the documents made their way to the group. But a large sampling was published before the WikiLeaks release by several news organizations and someone who called himself “Guccifer 2.0,” who investigators now believe was an agent of the G.R.U., Russia’s military intelligence service.


    The assessment by the intelligence community of Russian involvement in the D.N.C. hacking, which largely echoes the findings of private cybersecurity firms that have examined the electronic fingerprints left by the intruders, leaves President Obama and his national security aides with a difficult diplomatic and political decision: whether to publicly accuse the government of President Vladimir V. Putin of engineering the hacking.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/u...version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article
     
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    I wonder if the US will start to secure their servers better.
     
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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    We are more public about when we get attacked, other countries are quiet about it. Don't worry we have are in your systems too. You guys are pretty good though and use your attacks very strategically.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/us-hacking-exploits-millions-104/
     
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