Can Anybody Say CHEEZE?
What would you say if individuals (private, state or foreign actors) hacked into a major political party headquarters with the intent to obtain, distribute and manipulate the private and sensitive data contained on their computer servers?
How could that happen you might ask? Why would anybody do something like that? How could they expect to get away with it? But isn’t that illegal?
What if you decided to pass yourself off as an internet technological specialist? What are the credentials you would need? Who would you approach? What would you use as credentials?
It’s not some farfetched future – cybercrime novel, although it would make a great international crime drama of epic proportions if it involves the national headquarters of a major political party.
In fact yesterday I read that an 11 year old hacker hacked into the midterm elections of one state to change the vote tallies of that particular state. It may be the same state that has less than 270 voters in a certain county, and received over 670 votes cast during this month’s midterm election. No telling how many of those voters did so from the beyond either?
If now some of you are thinking it could never happen. Not in America and surely not in this climate of increased security. But it did happen!
Read this James Robbins Opinion article
I’m referring to the case of Imran Awan, a Pakistani “I.T. Specialist” who became hired by then-Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It gets even better because Awan brings along his ring comprised of several family members who have been working for prominent Congressional Democrats, including some on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and collectively earning millions of dollars since the early 2000s.
What is known is that the Awan family were involved in a series of financial deals, implicated in the misuse of data to which they had access, personal emails (including classified). In 2017 they were named by House security services as suspects in a criminal investigation involving “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”
When Imran’s wife Alvi left the country in 2017 she was carrying $12,400 in cash (over the $10,000 limit on carrying cash) and Imran wired $283,000 to Pakistan pretending to be his wife Alvi.
Also uncovered during the investigation was a hidden laptop in the Rayburn House Office Building along with other stolen IT equipment, which Wasserman Schultz threatened US Capitol Police with “consequences” if they examined it.
Now if that doesn’t spark your interest I submit that you are no longer among the living and should check yourself in at a local funeral home.
Not to be an alarmist but if you were one of the “victims” of this breach of data would you not want to find out who is behind it, the Pakistani’s, the Chinese, the Russians?
The easiest way to cover it up is to blame it all on the Russian – Trump Collusion and the phony dossier. The media hasn’t covered any of this DNC data breach, but can’t stop reporting about Russian Collusion, even though it’s apparent to everyone that the real collusion story involves the White House and the Secretary of State during POTUS#44’s eight years in office and during the eight years prior when Barack Obama was a US Senator from Illinois.
Can anybody say CHEEZE? – I am the Real Truckmaster!