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U.S. officially names Russia for election hacks, but says they can't attribute it

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 7, 2016.

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    First, a quick point about the ODNI statement released today. By pushing it out late on a Friday afternoon - or rather, tossing it out in the hopes it will be buried like garbage - it feels as if the ODNI wanted to lower the impact such accusations would have.

    The other point is that the statement starts by blaming the Russian government for directing the recent political hacking incidents and hints they're behind Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks, but then immediately says they're "not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government." Make of that what you will. - Steve
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    On Friday, as most of the public was heading home for the weekend, and people in Florida were attempting to shelter from a hurricane, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a statement officially blaming Russia for the recent string of political hacks – mostly targeting the Democrats.

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