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Mon Jun 5, 2017, 07:11 PM

 

NSA Report Hints Russia May Have Hacked Voting System

Source: MSN/Newsweek

Russian Military Intelligence attempted to cyberattack a U.S. voting software supplier and more than 100 local election officials in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election, The Intercept reported Monday.

According to an NSA document acquired by the Intercept, Russian Military Intelligence cyberattacked a U.S. voting software supplier, using information gained in that attack to “launch a voter registration-themed spear-phishing campaign targeting U.S. local government organizations.”

The NSA document did not reach a conclusion on if the interference had any impact on the outcome of the election. While there’s no indication in the report that voting machines or the result of the election was tampered with, it is the first report of its type that raises serious questions that Russian hackers attempted to breach the voting system.

The report comes amid the growing scandal regarding investigations into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian attempts to influence the result of the election. Although the intelligence community has reached the conclusion that Russia did try to influence the results of the election in Trump’s favor, the president has called the ongoing investigation a “witch hunt.”

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nsa-report-hints-russia-may-have-hacked-voting-system/ar-BBC6KJh

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Reply NSA Report Hints Russia May Have Hacked Voting System (Original post)
Jim Dandy Jun 2017 OP
DonViejo Jun 2017 #1
SunSeeker Jun 2017 #2
inanna Jun 2017 #3
cilla4progress Jun 2017 #4
Laurian Jun 2017 #5
musette_sf Jun 2017 #19
videohead5 Jun 2017 #6
LisaM Jun 2017 #10
wiggs Jun 2017 #7
wiggs Jun 2017 #8
lunamagica Jun 2017 #9
Mr. Evil Jun 2017 #12
aeromanKC Jun 2017 #11
Honeycombe8 Jun 2017 #13
FailureToCommunicate Jun 2017 #14
grantcart Jun 2017 #15
Chasstev365 Jun 2017 #16
musette_sf Jun 2017 #18
the_sly_pig Jun 2017 #32
musette_sf Jun 2017 #17
joeybee12 Jun 2017 #20
Beartracks Jun 2017 #26
Knicks007 Jun 2017 #21
Blue_Tires Jun 2017 #40
orangecrush Jun 2017 #22
bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 #23
LaydeeBug Jun 2017 #24
First Speaker Jun 2017 #25
LaydeeBug Jun 2017 #27
Hoyt Jun 2017 #28
dflprincess Jun 2017 #31
McCamy Taylor Jun 2017 #29
dflprincess Jun 2017 #30
turbinetree Jun 2017 #38
dchill Jun 2017 #33
dalton99a Jun 2017 #34
Sunlei Jun 2017 #35
stevepal Jun 2017 #36
L. Coyote Jun 2017 #39
Botany Jun 2017 #37

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 07:46 PM

2. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 07:48 PM

3. This needs to FLY right to the top of the greatest page.

Thanks for posting.

Recommended!

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 07:55 PM

4. never

doubted this

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 07:59 PM

5. I have no doubt they changed the election results.

Last edited Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:38 PM - Edit history (1)

I thought on election night that something nefarious had happened. I will believe that til my dying day.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:16 PM

19. Any sane person would think that.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:18 PM

6. Something Strange On Election Night

I think it was the Detroit Free Press had predicted Hillary would win Michigan.they had sampled 80% of the precincts and said she would win by 4 points.how could they have gotten it so wrong?

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:29 PM

10. They called Michigan for Hillary.

Of course, there were also actual problems with Detroit's physical voting machines - the state wouldn't provide proper funding.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:22 PM

7. RW Diebold? nt

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:23 PM

8. But the Russians need their summer retreat homes in the US. nt

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:28 PM

9. K&R. I KNEW it. I'm SO MAD I can't even type what I'm thinking

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:39 PM

12. I'll do it for you.

Arrest that traitorous motherfucker right now! Dolt45 has got to go!

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:38 PM

11. You F'n Think!!??

Trump wins just barely enough in all teh F'n swing states to win EC. AND NO backup paper ballots for verification!!?? Seems odd that pre election polls and exit polls were accurate before Deibold type paperless verification ballots came along.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:43 PM

13. Yep. I never did think that he really won, you know. Just my opinion.

My opinion wasn't sour grapes. It was based on having been alive long enough to witness a number of Presidential elections, and as a political junkie who was reading everything, there were almost no indications he would, from reliable sources. It was possible. But not likely. I also knew it wouldn't take that much to rig it. Just a little hacking in key counties in certain states.

I also got a feeling from something Trump said on the campaign stage in Pennsylvania. I remember thinking at the time, "That sounds as if Pennsylvania is fixed, because there is no data at all to indicate he'll win PA." He ended his speech by saying that if he didn't win Pennsylvania, then "THE ELECTION IS RIGGED!" Remember when he started saying that shortly before the election? I thought at the time that he was saying that so that the Democrats would be viewed suspiciously if they said it, if the election were in fact rigged for Trump. (That's also a known Russian trick...to rig an election, but claim throughout that the OTHER side is going to rig the election.)

But we in the country weren't allowed to have the conversation and discuss it. That was all shut down.

It's possible he legitimately won. But I didn't think likely. This also explains his obsession over trying to prove "the people" overwhelmingly voted for him, which they didn't.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:44 PM

14. Is there a term for when Election night nightmares become real life horrors?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:52 PM

15. 25 year old DNA contractor has been arrested for leaking this report.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:00 PM

16. I was mocked for believing this on DU

 

It never made any sense that all the swing states suddenly snd unexpectedly when for Trump.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:15 PM

18. Yep.

Made no sense whatsoever.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 11:10 PM

32. me too.

Fake news alone doesn't get the job done....

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:14 PM

17. K&R

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:30 PM

20. This is the shit we all should be furious over

 

Not bill Fucking Maher

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:30 PM

26. This. Thanks. You are so right. n/t

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:35 PM

21. Yep

I fucking knew it! This poor woman that leaked this info, I hope she's going to be ok. She's a PATRIOT not a traitor.

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Response to Knicks007 (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 05:48 PM

40. Except for the fact that she only further confirmed something already reported:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-is-investigating-foreign-hacks-of-state-election-systems/2016/08/29/6e758ff4-6e00-11e6-8365-b19e428a975e_story.html

and the fact that she did it in the most haphazard and clumsy manner possible, and in doing so she announced to the world (specifically Russia) exactly how much is known about Russian involvement, how we came about that information, and how far the investigation has advanced...

Winner has arguably hurt us more than she's helped...

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 09:54 PM

22. Kick

It was a coup.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:07 PM

23. NSA

so absent the leak, this was classified? Being hushed up?

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:10 PM

24. know these motherfuckers! k n r

 

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:16 PM

25. I'm beginning to think you've been right all along...

...of course, about the Trump-Russia axis; that's been obvious to idiots from the start. But about the vote-rigging, and the idea that the election was literally stolen. One has an obvious reluctance to believe this; we like to think we're a democracy. But the circumstantial evidence has been piling up, and the arguments of the scoffers somehow haven't rung true, at least for me. I think now that there's been a little of this going on for a long time, and 2016 was the coup de grace...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:31 PM

27. I have been, but I wish I weren't

 

when you consider that this would NOT have taken a huge, thousand person, hack every machine, everybody's in it, scheme, but something more 'surgical', combined with what they have already been caught doing, it is FOOLISH, no, it's FUCKING STUPID to think they would have stopped with voting equipment.

*Nope*

This shit happened down ballot too, and truth *will* out.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:35 PM

28. Discussed on Lawernce O tonight. No evidence vote tallies or voter registration hacked was

 

conclusion. That includes M Nance and some guy named Josh I think.

Sadly, looks like another dead end.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:51 PM

31. May not be w deadend but I fear it's one of those things

That will be swept underthe rug "for the good of the country".

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:42 PM

29. Paper ballots in 2018

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 10:48 PM

30. And hand counts. nt

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 05:17 PM

38. Why do we "have" to have electronic voting

the election does not have to be "certified" until Dec 20.

You mean to tell me that this "country" can't hand count ballots and use a paper and pen.

I forget voting should be a for profit operation



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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 11:22 PM

33. Can I get a DUH?

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Response to dchill (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 11:31 PM

34. +1

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 01:12 AM

35. Is this the same hacking " spear-phishing" "attempt" the Obama Admin. reported on?

or another one recently revealed? The last 6 months of questions and answers in white house.govobama archives has those questions about a state/local hacking attempt during early primary and answers.

The 90,000 BLANK ballots reported in Detroit always perplexed me. I don't understand why 90k ballots would be carefully filled out and only the president choice left blank.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 05:52 AM

36. There is no indication

 

Here's what the article says: "While there’s no indication in the report that voting machines or the result of the election was tampered with, it is the first report of its type that raises serious questions that Russian hackers attempted to breach the voting system."

OF COURSE THERE'S NO INDICATION!?!? How can there be any indication if there is no verification?

Actually there's been indication of the tilting of the vote for a decade and a half now. But if there is no official verification process, then the only way to check the results is to statistically compare the exit poll results to the presumed results shown by the computer read-outs and when that is done in almost every case it is tilted right.

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Response to stevepal (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 05:23 PM

39. I guess statistics only counts in countries that believe in science.






Remember 2004, when heads exploded over a 1.5% mean national red shift. Crickets in 2016 with a 4.7% red shift.

What indications? Move along, nothing out of the ordinary here.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:31 AM

37. it was a coup and we had treason

n/t

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