The #FBI announced today that no criminal charges would be brought against the Democratic National Committee following the #Wikileaks release of 20,000 emails stolen from the servers of the #DNC. Whoa, wait, stop. Wrong info. I got my newsfeeds crossed. Sorry about that. No one has come forward as the leaker (leakee? whistleblower?). Of course, it may have been the new transparency in government that the parties are touting. Some security firms are suggesting it was hackers from (pick one or more): Russia, ISIS, the #Republican Party, North Korea, or Bernie #Sanders.
Apparently, the DNC hasn’t learned anything about securing their emails after the debacle caused by Hillary #Clinton’s handling of emails while Secretary of State. To paraphrase FBI Director James #Comey, I don’t think the Democrats are particularly sophisticated with respect to handling email servers. I guess the resignation of Party chair Debbie Wasserman #Schultz is a partial solution. Apparently, there is no truth to the rumors that the DNC is seeking administrative assistants that know how to use typewriters. A rumor is also going around that they would like a type of email that self-destructs after fifteen minute. (Okay, I must confess, I started that rumor.) I predict that Snapchat will be the new server for all Democratic Party correspondence.
In days of old, we used to download all critical information and take it off site to protect it. Has the DNC never heard of codes, encryptions and self-destructing programs? I found several on the internet. The email server shouldn’t keep records of messages on the server.
As they say, live and learn. This blog will self-destruct in 15 seconds.
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