Will Hillary's Cyber-idiots Get Us All Killed?
It's depressing to speculate on the state of U.S. cybersecurity on the day denial of service attacks engulf the country, knocking even Twiiter offline (well, maybe that's a good thing).
These days the Democratic Party and its minions want to blame it all on the Russians, but sometimes it's just pure stupidity. We have the endless deluge of Podesta Emails because the Clinton campaign manager and supposed genius lawyer succumbed to one of those obvious phishing attacks most of us learned to avoid ten years ago.
One wonders if Podesta was one of the marks who wired fifty grand to an account in Nigeria on the strength of some missing relative claim. Someone had to have done it. Those sleazy scams were filling up our email inboxes forever. Oh, well. Not to worry. He could be White House chief-of-staff in a couple of months.
But even more bizarre, we now learn that another Hillary Clinton lawyer -- what is it with the credulousness of these people -- did all her business on Chinese computers:
Hillary Clinton's lawyer may have allowed hackers to obtain all of the former secretary of state's emails by reviewing the contents of her private server on a laptop tied to Chinese cyberspies, a House Republican charged on Friday.
Heather Samuelson was one of the Clinton aides who sifted through the private email server used during Clinton's tenure at the State Department, and helped decide which would be designated as personal messages and which were work-related. That's when the potential Chinese hacks may have taken place, because she used two laptops made by Lenovo, a company with ties to the Chinese government that has sold laptops for years with malware pre-installed on the computer.
"It seems clear that Secretary Clinton and her associates played fast and loose with our national security, and yet no one — not a single person involved in this harmful fiasco — has been held accountable," House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote to FBIDirector James Comey after learning the make and model of Samuelson's computer.
What's fascinating here is the the State Department had banned the use of Lenovo computers since 2009 for obvious reasons that clearly escaped poor Heather. Lenovos were sold with a program called "Superfish" that the Chinese themselves admitted in 2015 was "malware." This wasn't even subtle spying. It was hiding in plain sight -- except not to hapless Heather who, not surprisingly, was one of the five immunized by the DOJ in order to obtain those very laptops. What was on them? Nobody's telling.