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NSA Chief Says DNC Email Leak Was Deliberate Act
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BPID Security
BPID Security,
User Rank: Strategist
11/19/2016 | 6:43:41 AM
Politically motivated, likely. But could it be an inside job?
There were a lot of Burnie supporters inside the DNC, only one of which needed access to leak. The computer systems as well may have had a cyber mole who surreptitiously leaked access or took the files.
It begs the question was this breach like Edward Snowden, politically motivated? In Snowden's case yes, he has stated so. But his motivation, according to him, was to protect individuals from government excess, not to favor one ideology or party.

What was the motivation for the DNC leak? Was it to punish HRC, or perhaps to favor DT?

The point is:

1. Was it maliciouls intent by a nefarious party to promote an agenda? Is it actually Russia as HRC claims?

2. Does it matter as the damage is done? You can't unring that bell. Truth is Edward Snowden is in exile regardless of his motivation and that is a precidence for whistleblowers; Hide!

Until the individual or collective responsible can be identified, the speculation is just a fun exercise. But the real question should focus on how to secure systems and data not the 'who done it and why?'

That question is for the justice department.


 

 

 
ClaireEllison
ClaireEllison,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/20/2016 | 10:22:49 AM
Re: Industry
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ClarenceR927
ClarenceR927,
User Rank: Strategist
11/21/2016 | 9:20:33 AM
Re: Industry
Perhaps it wsa to get someone indebted to Russian banks elected to the Prsidency.  Occum's razor
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:58:07 PM
Re: Industry
"Perhaps it wsa to get someone indebted to Russian banks elected"

I am not sure how much impact of leak had on the election results. There is no concrete evidence of it.

 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:47:35 PM
Re: Industry
I agree information provided is good and well written.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:43:24 PM
Re: Politically motivated, likely. But could it be an inside job?
"What was the motivation for the DNC leak?"

How about just making the news? Anything unknow disclosed would get attention from the readers.

 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:44:04 PM
Re: Politically motivated, likely. But could it be an inside job?
"The computer systems as well may have had a cyber mole who surreptitiously leaked access or took the files"

I agree. I may even be the case that information is shared from inside.

 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:46:25 PM
Re: Politically motivated, likely. But could it be an inside job?
"But the real question should focus on how to secure systems and data not the 'who done it and why?'"

I do not disagree. However, I do think that we need to know who and why to enforce accountability and responsibility.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 3:06:04 PM
Re: Politically motivated, likely. But could it be an inside job?
"Was it maliciouls intent by a nefarious party to promote an agenda?"

I think it may be, simply releasing information to mass public is part of the agenda I would say.
ClarenceR927
ClarenceR927,
User Rank: Strategist
11/21/2016 | 9:18:33 AM
Not a single event
This was not a one off, it was part of a series of attacks and leaks designed to aid a specific candidate for President of the US. The actions, along with a great deal of PR and even boasting about the actions all came from Russia. One might ask why Russia was so invested in Donald Trump becoming POTUS. Despite his refusal to release his finacial information it is known that Mr. Trump is heavily leveraged with Russian banks like Alpha. It was found he has a server that was connecting directly to Alpha and when reported the server went offline and wsa replaced with a different one,

It might be a good idea for NSA and DIA to do a little digging to find out if Mr. Trump is expected to pay back the favors Russia performed for him or if Mr. Putin simply has a big heart and did it for fun.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:54:34 PM
Re: Not a single event
"This was not a one off, it was part of a series of attacks and leaks designed to aid a specific candidate for President of the US."

I would agree. US does the similar information gathering we just do not release it to the media. :--))

 
Benefiter
Benefiter,
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11/28/2016 | 9:58:43 AM
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Dr.T
Dr.T,
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11/28/2016 | 3:07:15 PM
Re: ewangelia na dziś praca monachium
Which information you are referring to?
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:37:46 PM
Email Leak Was Deliberate Act?
What am I missing here? I do not know how leaked emails could not be deliberate. This I not like an oil pipe leaking. Of course, it is deliberate.

 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/28/2016 | 2:49:44 PM
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