Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager, Robby Mook, during an interview Sunday on with Jake Tapper, claims Russia was responsible for hacking the Democrat party’s internal servers and stealing the information. Mook claims their motive was to help Donald Trump.
Obviously the Clinton campaign is just attempting distraction as a political tool. However, there is an interesting aspect to this deflective approach being taken by the Clinton Team in their efforts to avoid discussing or confronting the substance of the emails.
When FBI Director James Comey outlined the entire investigation into Clinton’s use of her private email server, and the attached devices she used for communication, Comey stated:
FBI Director James Comey […] Consistent with our counterintelligence responsibilities, we have also investigated to determine whether there is evidence of computer intrusion in connection with the personal e-mail server by any foreign power, or other hostile actors.
[…] She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account. (link)
Obviously, if Hillary’s email devices (Blackberry, iPhone etc.) were compromised, there is a strong possibility the attached network she was communicating with would also be compromised.
In essence any servers [DNC, State Dept., Personal etc.] connected to the networks Hillary Clinton was emailing with would be subject to “spyware” remotely embedded within the device Clinton was using.
Such “spyware” would then spread like an infection as any affiliate network was opened in the inter-communication network of servers.
The only way to remove the risk would be to run a system check looking for the malware/spyware or completely remove and replace the hardware (servers) attached to the network.
None of this changes the substance of the WikiLeaks revelations themselves. The content of the communication SHOULD BE the current story.
However, beyond that, the story of how Russia (or anyone else) may have hacked into the system(s), is yet more evidence of the security risk brought on by Hillary Clinton’s selfish behavior.
Clinton might well be blaming the Russians, but in reality -if true- she has no-one except herself to blame for the possibility.