Monday, December 12, 2016

DHS as Hacker Central

Instapundit:
"YEAH, AT FIRST THEY BLAMED THE IRS SCANDAL ON “ROGUE EMPLOYEES,” TOO:
Exclusive: DHS Says Georgia Hack May Have Been Rogue Employee: Officials tell members of Congress the attack on state firewall could have been inside job. Plus: “With few concrete answers from DHS so far, the aide said there is a lot of skepticism about the department’s innocence in the attempted breach. ‘There’s a lot of mistrust at the moment.'”

A cynic might conclude that all the sudden hoopla about Russian hacking is meant to distract from what DHS was doing.

UPDATE: From the comments:
I might suggest that the state of Georgia file charges under any number of computer crime laws. So long as they have the logs pointing to the attack source originating from DHS let loose the dogs of law! My lawyer always says “discovery is a bi#$^ whether you want it or not.”
Which would then lead to a very interesting second court case. Georgia having proved the source would very well have standing at SCOTUS for a charge of civil rights violations and a abridgement of Article IV of the US Constitution.

Interesting."

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