back to article US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

The Russian government "directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions," the US Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said on Friday, an accusation that gives formal recognition to a claim previously voiced through unnamed sources. In late July, The …

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  1. mhenriday
    Boffin

    Clarity, above all !

    «Asked by The Register to provide further information about how the DHS reached this conclusion, DHS spokesperson Scott McConnell declined to elaborate, referring back to the issued statement.

    The DHS and DNI caution that they are not now in a position to attribute attacks directed at election-related systems to the Russian government, despite the agencies' claim that most of those attacks have come from servers operated by a Russian company.»

    That settles it then - we know those dastardly Rooskies did it, but we can't attribute it to anybody. Thank you, Ms Clinton, for enlightening us....

    Henri

  2. Aodhhan

    Wait...wait, wait.

    So, the US Government states Russia is trying to interfere in elections by hacking into systems; yet it has no problem with a bunch of other governments purchasing favors and God knows what else, by sending a bunch of money to the Clinton's via their foundation?

    ...and second. The only way to be sure with HIGH CONFIDENCE a group or government is attacking you, is to have access inside their network to witness what is going on, by whom, and under what control or (likely classified) documents or other official message/voice traffic stating the fact.

    Either way, it's hypocritical.

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