The security editor for ars Technica says that the joint report issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security does not make the case that Russians hacked the election. are Technica says that the report contains nothing but generic information and does not contain any smoking guns. He supposes that the report is trying to say too little. Read more below.
As Written By Joe Newby for Conservative Firing Line:
On Thursday, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security released a joint report detailing how federal investigators linked the Russians to alleged hacks of Democratic Party organizations. But, Ars Technica Security Editor Dan Goodin said, the White House failed to make their case that Russian hackers actually tampered with the election.
“Talk about disappointments,” Goodin wrote. “The US government’s much-anticipated analysis of Russian-sponsored hacking operations provides almost none of the promised evidence linking them to breaches that the Obama administration claims were orchestrated in an attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.”
The 13-page report, which was jointly published Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, billed itself as an indictment of sorts that would finally lay out the intelligence community’s case that Russian government operatives carried out hacks on the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Clinton Campaign Chief John Podesta and leaked much of the resulting material. While security companies in the private sector have said for months the hacking campaign was the work of people working for the Russian government, anonymous people tied to the leaks have claimed they are lone wolves. Many independent security experts said there was little way to know the true origins of the attacks.
Sadly, the JAR, as the Joint Analysis Report is called, does little to end the debate. Instead of providing smoking guns that the Russian government was behind specific hacks, it largely restates previous private-sector claims without providing any …..
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