John McAfee -- in an email exchange and follow up phone call just moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share.
***Earlier this year, Iranian hackers were charged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over cyber attacks. ***What about Russia?
"If all evidence points to the Russians, then, with 100% certainty, it is not the Russians," said McAfee. "Anyone who is capable of carrying out a hack of such sophistication is also capable, with far less effort than that involved in the hack, of hiding their tracks or making it appear that the hack came from some other quarter. The forensic tools used to assign culpability in a hack are well known, in the cybersecurity world, to be largely ineffective. They may, sometimes, correctly identify an unsophisticated 15 year old as the source of a hack, such as the teenager who hacked the FBI less than a year ago. But they are completely ineffective against large, sophisticated groups of hackers such as those run by the Russian State."
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Iran, Not Russia, Hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC), Says John McAfee
Posted By Milton Recht
From CYBERSECURITY BUSINESS REPORT, "John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN' " by Steve Morgan:
Posted 10/23/2016 10:51:00 AM