Internet security pioneer and entrepreneur John McAfee said with certainly on Friday that he could “guarantee” that damaging information about the Democratic National Committee and the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, wasÂ not hacked by Russia.
“IfÂ it looks like the Russians did it, then I can guarantee you it was not the Russians,” McAfee said.
Last week President Obama slapped new sanctions on Russian intelligence and other figures and diplomats, accusing Moscow of “hacking” the DNC data and the Clinton campaign. He relied on this weak, three-page report from the Department of Homeland Security (yes, the same agencyÂ accused by the attorney general of Georgia of hackingÂ that state’s electronic balloting) and the FBI that is long on accusations and very short on any actual proof.
But McAfee, who knows a thing or two about InternetÂ data security, isn’t buying.
McAfee saysÂ that the report is a â€œfallacy,â€ notingÂ that hackers can fake their location, their language, and any markers that could lead back to them.Â Any hacker who had the skills to hack into the DNC would also be able to hide their tracks, he said.
â€œIf I was the Chinese and I wanted to make it look like the Russians did it, I would use Russian language within the code, I would use Russian techniques of breaking into the organization,â€Â McAfee said, adding that, in the end, â€œthere simply is no way to assign a source for any attack.â€
Others, including Kim Dotcom, agree.
Then again, there is another story out there that is being completely ignored by the discredited ‘mainstream’ media, the same purveyors of fake news that accuse the alternative media of producing, and that this: AÂ former British diplomat working withÂ Wikileaks, which released all of the DNC and Clinton data (none of which has beenÂ denied as phony, by the way), says he was handed the data by a disgruntled DNC insider angry over the way the party was fixing the nomination process in favor of Clinton.
If Trump was implicated in that exchange inÂ any way, it would be all over the nightly news and on the news cable channels for a month.
Eventually, the truth will come out but it will beÂ long after Obama is gone and unable to be held responsible.