Remember the Pakistani IT guy who was running all the Dem servers?

Daily CallerHouse investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.

Their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. Authorities said that the entire server was then physically stolen.

This looks like a classic intelligence operation, one that penetrated to the highest levels of the Democratic party (at least in Congress) under Obama's administration. How much blackmail material did they manage to exfiltrate on representatives still in Congress? How much national security information?

This has been a slowly ticking scandal for over a year now. It's not a political disagreement or a particularly politicized scandal; the victims are Democrats, but other than that there's no political element that I can see.

When Obama was in power, there was significant incentive to cover this up and pretend it was ordinary crime. Under Trump, there's no such incentive, so why is it still flying under the radar?

Perhaps the FBI are diligently following leads and doing their counterintelligence task correctly for once. I hope so. But I'm not confident.

This entry was published Fri Jan 19 11:37:52 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-01-19 11:37:52.0. [Tweet]

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