(editors note : I originally published this on April 8, 2015. I have been looking at this Russian thing for a long time now.) The NSA is now proliferating these cyber weapons via incompetence. Through their Umberage Program they have made it to where attribution of a cyber attack has plausable deniability for anyone that is accused so this talk of Russian hackers from the media and the originator of this idea via the company Crowd Strike is not credible.
Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
WikiLeaks: CIA hacking group ‘UMBRAGE’ stockpiled techniques from other hackers
I am not sure if everyone understands this if it is true. If it is true it very serious and we are not ever going to be told the whole story. At this point anything coming from the NSA is a lie and they are paid to lie to us. We are buying bombs when the real war is going to be inside of telecommunications networks. We need to start defending this country and stop worrying about correcting the morals as we see it of people overseas.
How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House
Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
While the White House has said the breach only affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of the intrusion. The hackers had access to sensitive information such as real-time non-public details of the president’s schedule. While such information is not classified, it is still highly sensitive and prized by foreign intelligence agencies, U.S. officials say.
The White House in October said it noticed suspicious activity in the unclassified network that serves the executive office of the president. The system has been shut down periodically to allow for security upgrades.
The FBI, Secret Service and U.S. intelligence agencies are all involved in investigating the breach, which they consider among the most sophisticated attacks ever launched against U.S. government systems. The intrusion was routed through computers around the world, as hackers often do to hide their tracks, but investigators found tell-tale codes and other markers that they believe point to hackers working for the Russian government.
National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh didn’t confirm the Russian hack, but he did say that “any such activity is something we take very seriously.”