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    Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...016/694719001/

    "Homeland Security officials said the effort was conducted by “Russian government cyber actors," according to Haas. He said he did not know which states other than Wisconsin were part of the hacking attempt."

    Those Russian rascals!
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    Is this by the government that lost FBI 160 laptops?
    Or, did they use the expert at USPS, where they lost nearly a million employees PII?
    Maybe the specialist from IRS, where 724k records lost in May 2015?
    Or, the OPM gurus, who assisted in the June 2015 breach?
    Or, do they get their advice from the NSA, who was smacked on August 2016 by the ShadowBrokers, or prior expertise in 2013 by Snowden?
    And on, and on, and on...

    Far be it from me to suggest that DHS couldn't find the exit sign even if it was lit, or that they cannot tell the difference between a keyboard and a toaster-oven.

    Clearly that would insult the level of intelligence and deep cyber security expertise

    of the exit sign and the toaster-oven...

    Of course, these are just my opinions; mere conjectures; I think; I believe; I reckon; it seems; it appears . . .

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    You are entitled to your opinion.
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhp View Post
    Is this by the government that lost FBI 160 laptops?
    You're stuck with believing these people - or Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov (in case someone doesn't know the man behind the mustache - he is a Russian counterpart of Sean Spicer, only with less shame and more hand in shady stuff).
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    What else have they been hacking? And for how long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03310151 View Post
    What else have they been hacking? And for how long?
    Ukrainian power grid. Reportedly, some tablets used by Ukrainian artillery officers in the field. Bunches of stuff through Petya ransomware. German parliament. Presumably, every single system in Russia, as they have access to all traffic there through SORM equipment (not much of a hack). Why, are you keeping a list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post
    Why, are you keeping a list?

    No smartass, I work in Cyber security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03310151 View Post
    No smartass, I work in Cyber security.
    Way better than a dumb one. ;)

    (I waited for this for so long...)

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