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December 14, 2016

Important: Russia #Hacked the DNC's Brains

The FBI repeatedly called the DNC to warn them of suspected cyberintrusions into their computers -- but the DNC did nothing, because, they said, they didn't know if it was really the FBI calling.

No means of finding out of this was really the FBI?

According to google maps, FBI Headquarters is 1.4 miles away from the DNC headquarters. It's a ten minute drive (in traffic, I assume) and a half hour walk.

But meh, might as well assume the guy on the phone is prankster.

By the way, had Obama taken a harder stand against Russia in their earlier hacking attempts, they might not have been emboldened to go even further.

The White House's reluctance to respond forcefully meant the Russians have not paid a heavy price for their actions, a decision that could prove critical in deterring future cyberattacks. … [Obama] made a decision that many in the White House now regret: He did not name Russians publicly. … So the Russians escalated again–breaking into systems not just for espionage, but to publish or broadcast what they found.

Who's weak on Russia?

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