Courtesy of CNN:
The Democratic National Committee contacted the FBI on Tuesday after it detected what it believes was the beginning of a sophisticated attempt to hack into its voter database, a Democratic source tells CNN.
The DNC was alerted in the early hours of Tuesday morning by a cloud service provider and a security research firm that a fake login page had been created in an attempt to gather usernames and passwords that would allow access to the party’s database, the source said.
The page was designed to look like the access page Democratic Party officials and campaigns across the country use to log into a service called Votebuilder, which hosts the database, the source said, adding the DNC believed it was designed to trick people into handing over their login details.
The source said the DNC is investigating who may have been responsible for the attempted attack, but that it has no reason to believe its voter file was accessed or altered.
Somebody trying to hack the DNC?
Where have we seen this movie before?
Now there is not enough evidence to factually accuse the Russians of being behind this, but I think it is a good bet that the Russians are behind this.
Which sort of makes the fact that the Kremlin has recently expressed how happy they are that Trump is thinking about lifting sanctions seem a little odd.
Courtesy of RT:
The Kremlin said on Tuesday it welcomed statements by U.S. President Donald Trump indicating a desire to cooperate with Russia, but that it would welcome concrete steps to improve relations more.
Trump told Reuters on Monday he would only consider lifting sanctions against Russia if it were to do something positive for the United States, for instance in Syria or in Ukraine.
Trump has repeatedly said he would like better ties with Moscow, but despite meeting President Vladimir Putin last month, relations have come under further strain as Washington announced new sanctions.
“We, of course, welcome statements that affirm a readiness to cooperate, but we would welcome even more some kind of concrete actions,” Peskov said.
To be clear the Kremlin is expressing their happiness with the fact that their asset is talking about lifting sanctions against them while more than likely they are the ones behind recent attempts to hack the DNC yet again.
Does anybody else see anything wrong with this picture?