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Joe Stanganelli
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8/30/2016 | 10:08:57 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
@vnewman: Or, if you're Snowden, a place to hide out.
Joe Stanganelli
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8/30/2016 | 10:08:17 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
tl;dr: Sounds like it's a matter of picking between government conspiracies and corporate conspiracies.  ;)
vnewman2
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8/25/2016 | 2:11:03 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
@Joe - I'm just disappointed that we need the Russians to do our political dirty work for us :)
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8/25/2016 | 12:47:48 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
I hear you @Joe - I just find it funny and cliche when the Russians get blamed for things (even if, in this case, they are the culprits).  There's a song by "The Call" called "The Walls Came Down" that keeps coming to mind:

I don't think there are any Russians
And there ain't no Yanks
Just corporate criminals
Playin' with tanks

Michael Been said this about "The Walls Came Down":

"There was a great deal happening politically - Grenada, Lebanon, or the government saying the Russians are evil and the Russian government probably saying the same about us. That kind of thinking inspired me to write the last lines of 'Walls Came Down'."
Joe Stanganelli
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8/24/2016 | 9:00:14 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
@vnewman2: One interpretation that I think is a valid one (as far as any speculation goes) is that certain pundits believe that a HRC administration bears a non-negligible risk of creating or exacerbating a "Cold War II" with Russia, whereas Trump has demonstrated a favorable attitude toward Putin and Russia's leadership -- and, accordingly, if Russian powers-that-be see it that way too, they may have acted such to advance their diplomatic interests.

That said, security expert Bruce Schneier has noted that if it was Russia (who is the most likely suspect at this point), in leaking these emails they're broadcasting to the Obama Administration that they have a wealth of emails and other information going back to 2013 -- and therefore are implicitly "threatening" that if the Administration sanctions them, there will be retaliation in the form of more leaks and revelations of yet more damaging information.


vnewman2
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8/23/2016 | 12:22:00 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
Time will tell...regardless of what happened, "Russia conducted the hack to benefit Donald Trump."  Really?!

I'd believe that only if said Russian was an immigrant who worked at the DNC!
Joe Stanganelli
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8/23/2016 | 10:44:09 AM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
To be fair, more has been done with less -- particularly where nation-state-backed hackers are concerned.

And those who associate with Hillary Clinton have been subjected to hacks before with no "inside help."

My only point: Could have been an insider, but it could also not have been.
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8/15/2016 | 12:00:38 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
C'mon now, there is no way this happened without a little insider help.  Just no way!  It stinks of a disenchanted minion with a wealth of tasty information at their fingertips.
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8/13/2016 | 11:33:49 PM
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@Joe thanks for the additional info and link. I sometimes feel bad for the folks who must choose one bad over another. 
Faye___Kane
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8/1/2016 | 2:36:19 PM
Re: Who Hacked the DNC?
I was using Exchange as an example because its so widely used.
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