For the past two months, liberals have been screaming 24/7 about Russian hacking of the Democrat National Committee and the illegal access to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s email account, claiming that Russian agents did so to help President-elect Donald Trump win the election.
John McAfee, the founder of McAfee anti-virus, came forward and explained that he had four serious questions about some of the “facts” that have come out about the alleged hacking.
McAfee’s comments were made during an interview with RT, which is, admittedly, a mouthpiece for the Russian government and therefore some of this should be taken with a grain of salt — but that doesn’t change the fact McAfee seems to have raised some excellent points.
The four pieces of “utter nonsense” that McAfee pointed out dealt with how authorities supposedly traced the hack to the Russian:
1. The malware that was used had Russian language all throughout it.
2. Authorities concluded that a “Cyrillic keyboard” had been used to type out the malware.
3. The time stamps on the malware indicated that it came from time zones in Russia.
4. The hacking originated from a Russian IP address.
McAfee’s issues with the above listed four facts is that it made the hack far too easy to trace. He claimed that if a nation-state were really going to carry out a project like this, they wouldn’t make a basic mistake like using an IP address that could be so easily traced back to them.
You can see his comments here:
“Either it’s propaganda intended to incite the American people to anger towards Russia for some reason or our intelligence community is so ignorant and naive that they should all be replaced,” McAfee explained.
Herein lies the problem with everything cyberattack-related. It is easy to spoof IP address and hide your tracks, and it is incredibly hard to actually find the real source of many of these major hacks.