NSA experts say DNC ‘hack’ was an inside leak job, not the Russians

Former NSA experts say it wasn’t a hack at all, but a leak—an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system.

No less than William H. Binney, the master-mind behind all of that nasty stuff that the NSA does to Americans including storing every keystroke out in the Utah storage center, is on board with this story. Anyone who has been around my blog knows I am a big fan of his. An inside job. Now what does Mueller do with this information? How about Debbie dearest and her BFF the Awans? What are their part?

Four members of VIPS are currently concentrating on the task at hand. They are: (1) William Binney, the NSA’s former technical leader who also designed many of the programs now in use by the agency; (2) Kirk Wiebe, a former senior analyst with the NSA’s SIGINT Automation Research Center; (3) Edward Loomis, the former technical director at the NSA’s Office of Signal Processing; and (4) Ray McGovern, former chief of the CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch.

But let’s get to it. In a LONG windy post put out by uber liberal THE NATION, we learn this:

…Lost in a year that often appeared to veer into our peculiarly American kind of hysteria is the absence of any credible evidence of what happened last year and who was responsible for it. It is tiresome to note, but none has been made available. Instead, we are urged to accept the word of institutions and senior officials with long records of deception. These officials profess “high confidence” in their “assessment” as to what happened in the spring and summer of last year—this standing as their authoritative judgment. Few have noticed since these evasive terms first appeared that an assessment is an opinion, nothing more, and to express high confidence is an upside-down way of admitting the absence of certain knowledge. This is how officials avoid putting their names on the assertions we are so strongly urged to accept—as the record shows many of them have done…….

“The metadata established several facts in this regard with granular precision: On the evening of July 5, 2016, 1,976 megabytes of data were downloaded from the DNC’s server. The operation took 87 seconds. This yields a transfer rate of 22.7 megabytes per second. These statistics are matters of record and essential to disproving the hack theory. No Internet service provider, such as a hacker would have had to use in mid-2016, was capable of downloading data at this speed.”

What is the top possible speed? Somewhere around 16 megabytes per second. According to Skip Folden, a former IBM program manager and independent analyst, 22.7 megabytes per second is beyond unlikely under the circumstances–unless you’re downloading the files directly using a storage device like a USB drive. He said:

“A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer. Transfer rates of 23 MB/s are not just highly unlikely, but effectively impossible to accomplish when communicating over the Internet at any significant distance. Further, local copy speeds are measured, demonstrating that 23 MB/s is a typical transfer rate when using a USB–2 flash device (thumb drive).”

As to the report’s second contention–that the Guccifer 2.0 documents were tainted to cast curious eyes toward Russia–Folden notes that a simple peeling away of the documents’ top layer of metadata shows the sloppy and intentional misattribution.  More at The Nation Abbreviated opinion at Law Newz

For anyone who hasn’t seen the Binney interview, I will include it.

15 Responses to “NSA experts say DNC ‘hack’ was an inside leak job, not the Russians”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – August 12th – posted 13 August – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

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  2. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Seth Rich anybody?

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  4. If All You See… » Pirate's Cove Says:

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  5. petermac3 Says:

    Mustang, If you recall early in ReGan’s first term there was talk of a return to Federalism accompanied by the roar of outrage from all quarters. The idea dies a quick death. And today? Forget about it.
    Also, anyone who believes Muelly gives a crap about any evidence that goes against the prejudgement of Trump’s guilt in the media generated Russia scandal I have a toll booth on the NJ Turnpike for sale.

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  6. Simply Linda Says:

    Whoa, way above my pay grade (all this tech talk-gives me a headache,lol)–in all seriousness, I highly doubt anything will happen to DWS. As for Mueller, I highly doubt he can be fair or balanced with what, 16-17 democratic attorneys on his staff now and the so called Russia issue is quickly getting out of control.

    I agree, Brittius, the link is Awan. That sure is fast to download whatever, the thumb drive I use for school is fast, but not that fast, but then again, I am not that smart to understand all these tech terms, Science is not my thing, no matter how much I try to understand it. I’ll just stick to History/Global Studies, thank you very much, LOL. You want talk techie stuff, ask the Boy Wonder aka my son. lol

    I agree Mustang with your comment…smiles

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I have followed Binney since I first started blogging. If he says this is what it is, I am all in. I do think Debbie is toast. The infamous laptop will lead to Awan perhaps. Whatever, she will take a fall, and for me that will do just fine for now.

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  7. Mustang Says:

    We’ve been in a totalitarian state since Bush II, of that there is no doubt, but we must own up to the realities of who we are. We are not a “democracy.” We are a Republic … and in such a configuration, the people remain subject to government whim. What is supposed to protect us from government over reach is our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This Republican government has consistently ignored the Constitution for its own ends … and the result of this, we now have illegal data collection made legal through such extraordinary shenanigans as secret courts and bureaucrats who realize that even if chastised by the law, federal judiciary must rely upon the executive to exercise enforcement.

    I am led to conclude this: our only hope within the blanket of peaceful coexistence, which is to say the avoidance of another civil war, is our determination to abide by the words of our federal Constitution. In particular, Amendment IX and X … repeal of the 17th Amendment … return the states to their former position under federalism, and renounce federal encroachment of the rights of we the people, who are first and foremost, citizens of states.

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  8. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    The link, is Awan’s computer. It will have full details.

    Liked by 2 people

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