For John, BLUF: I am thinking the Democratic Party Apparatchiks have just not yet come into the late 20th Century, Cyberspace wise. Nothing to see here; just move along.
In which NYT Reporters Eric Lichtblau and Eric Schmitt (10 Aug 2016) attempt to convince us that The Russians Are Coming.
It is, after all, cyberspace. It reminds me of the State Farm add where the inept husband is talking to Jake at State Farm in the middle of the night. The wife assumes it is phone sex. This paragraph explains the problem:
The F.B.I. says it has no direct evidence that Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was hacked by the Russians or anyone else. But in June, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that intruders had tried, and that any successful intruders were probably far too skilled to leave evidence of their intrusion behind. Law enforcement officials said he had the Russians in mind.The two things we know for certain are:
- The Democratic National Committee is sloppy with regard to internet security.
- Ms Clinton had classified information on an unsecured server.
Regards — Cliff