Thursday, October 27, 2016

Salon Admits, Wikileaks Source Simple Phishing Attack, No Link to Russia

Salon.com, one of the most leftest new media outlets on the Interwebs is finally admitting what everyone already knew, there is zero evidence Russia behind the Wikileaks email dumps and that the Clinton campaign is clueless when it comes to cyber security.

"A researcher at the company SecureWorks told Motherboard that Podesta was sent an email on March 19 that appeared to have come from Google. In the email was a link using Bitly, a URL shortening service. Podesta clicked on this link, which took him to a fake Google page, where he then typed in his login information."

"The alleged hackers appear to later have sent Podesta’s emails to the whistleblowing journalism organization WikiLeaks, which has published them this month in installments. WikiLeaks says it has 50,000 messages to and from Podesta, and has published roughly 2,000 per day."

"The Clinton campaign immediately blamed the alleged hack of Podesta’s email account on the Russian government. The Clinton campaign also previously blamed the alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee on Russia, claiming it was part of an elaborate conspiracy by President Vladimir Putin to sway the U.S. election in favor of Donald Trump — although campaign officials admitted they did not have any evidence."

Let me repeat, "although campaign officials admitted they did not have any evidence."

"In early October, the Obama administration took the accusations a step further. The Department of Homeland Security released a statement officially blaming the Russian government. The brief, three-paragraph statement did not cite any solid evidence, however. It was also full of ambiguous language — noting that the U.S. intelligence community “is confident,” and that the hacks “are consistent with” methods used by Russia."

"Most major media outlets have echoed these accusations, but the U.S. government has yet to provide any solid proof."

Meanwhile, Clinton and Obama's rhetoric, including threatening a cyber attack against Russia, has significantly heightened tensions with Russia, so much so Russia has been having their citizens prepare for a nuclear strike from the US.

And they say Trump is dangerous?

http://www.salon.com/2016/10/21/hillary-clinton-campaign-chariman-john-podestas-email-was-hacked-because-he-clicked-on-a-phishing-link/


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