Friday, December 09, 2016
Dec. 9, 2016
In regards to "Secretary of State Brian Kemp has asked federal officials to explain what appears to be an attempt by the U.S. Homeland Security Department to breach Georgia’s voter registration database."
If you read the article, you would know that the state of Georgia says "an IP address associated with federal agency attempted to penetrate the state’s firewall".
1. ip addresses can be faked. This could be an attempt by someone to disguise their own identity, and/or an attempt to encourage the kind of distrust shown here.
2. There are bad apples in any large organization. There is no doubt there are agents of hostile countries in our government agencies, esp. the intelligence agencies. We have found them in the past.
3. There is evidence that people in Russia has tried, sometimes successfully, to hack these sites. Why do I have to point out that this instance could be part of that? They would certainly have an interest in sowing distrust of Homeland Security.