Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CNN: "The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy"


Tonight, CNN aired a special report, “The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy”, best link here.

The documentary started with an enactment of the cyber attack on Estonia in 2007, which forced Estonia to cut off all outside web traffic for some time.

The attack on the Democratic National Committee seems to have been launched largely by spear phishing, with an attack asking a Democratic National Committee to change a password, purportedly from gmail.



The eventual outcome was the leak of emails, and eventually also the leak of some of Hillary Clinton’s private email server content, which had started out as simply bad workplace judgement, something familiar to me from my own IT career.

The fake news attack favoring Trump was another beast.
 
James Clapper often spoke.

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