NSA Confirms DNC Hacking Was An Inside Job

  • 08/14/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
NSA Confirms DNC Hacking Was An Inside Job
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A bombshell new intelligence report says that the Democratic Party email hack—which the left frequently cites as an example of Russian interference in the election—was, in fact, an inside job.

The report, which was published by Patrick Lawrence of the liberal publication The Nation, explains that “forensic investigators, intelligence analysts, system designers, program architects, and computer scientists of long experience and strongly credentialed are now producing evidence disproving the official version of key events last year.”

“There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee’s system on July 5 last year—not by the Russians, not by anyone else,” wrote Lawrence. “Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak—a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system. This casts serious doubt on the initial ‘hack,’ as alleged, that led to the very consequential publication of a large store of documents on WikiLeaks last summer.”

The report goes on to discuss the solid evidence, compiled through long interviews and testimonies from forensic experts who are investigating the incident.

But basically, the experts determined that the speed that the files were transferred—23MB per second—would have been impossible to achieve over the internet. That means the files were almost certainly transferred via a device like a flash drive, which would necessitate the hacker (or, more accurately, the “leaker”) be physically present.

Further, the timestamp on the files say they were transferred at 6:45pm Eastern Time—which would only appear if the files were, in fact, transferred somewhere within the Eastern Time Zone.

The report adds that the so-called Russian “fingerprints” were added later by Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to have “hacked” the data.

“The Russian markings were artificially inserted prior to posting,” Lawrence wrote. “‘It’s clear,’ another forensics investigator self-identified as HET, wrote in a report on this question, ‘that metadata was deliberately altered and documents were deliberately pasted into a Russianified [W]ord document with Russian language settings and style headings.’”

The investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia continues to progress—but this report sheds substantial doubt that the whole “Russiagate” scandal was anything more than, as President Trump put it, a “witch hunt.”
 Source: AAN
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