Re: Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn

[Note: This comment comes from a reader of Dave Farber’s IP List. DLH]

From: Daniel Berninger <dan@danielberninger.com>
Date: October 14, 2016 at 3:42:27 PM EDT
To: “dave” <dave@farber.net>
Subject: Re: [IP] Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn

Dave,

The framing of the “under attack” Guardian article on the Wikileaks disclosures offers irrelevant hand wringing without substance.

Even if someone provides the still non-existent evidence of Russia as the origin of the hacks, any hacking/disclosure scenario implicates first the question of technical *(in)competence* of the hacked entity.

Unless someone wants to claim the emails are bogus, it is irrelevant whether the hacker is Russian or Donald Duck.

It is official (albeit idiotic given the track record) policy of the United States to emphasize offensive over defensive tactics in cyberwar (see link).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0415_Cyber-Strategy

The transparency resulting from Wikileaks disclosure of the Podesta emails represents a one time event as the John Podestas of the world seem likely to try harder to conceal communication.

Given the nonsense WMD narrative used to pitch the Iraq war, it seems an urgent cause for the citizenry to call-out the bullshit nonsense.

A search for “wikileaks” via Google News reveals *zero* main stream media coverage beyond attempts at discrediting Wikileaks as per the Guardian article – try it.

The entire burden of covering recent wikileaks disclosures is carried by second tier alternative media.

Dan
……………………………………
Daniel Berninger
Founder, Voice Communication Exchange Committee
e: dan@danielberninger.com

Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn
Meanwhile, some US commentators on cybersecurity issues have suggested that these attacks are not a surprise but appear to be a new spin on an old strategy
By Geof Wheelwrightin Seattle
Oct 14 2016
<https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/14/hillary-clinton-email-hack-russia-cybersecurity&gt;

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