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Washington Post Stirs Fear After False Report Of Power Grid Hack By Russia

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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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The IOCs, while important in detecting possible hacks, will likely produce numerous false positives for the near future. No evidence at this time connects the malware to Russia or any recent hacking campaigns. Soon after publication of the Post’s story, it was revealed that the malware had only infected a utility company laptop that had no access whatsoever to the electrical grid.

Link to infowars source

Caps in title are source driven.

Then we have this:

As noted by Politico cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller, the Post quickly edited its headline upon learning that the incident was far less serious than initially reported.



The Post eventually issued a full retraction of all its original claims.




The mistake on behalf of the Post is not to suggest that nation states do not hack into one another’s critical infrastructure. Russia has successfully infiltrated the U.S. grid before, is likely inside now, and has attacked the power grids of other countries, such as the Ukraine, in the past.


So there you have it. Fake news meant to offer validity to the "Russian Hacking" narrative. It's uncanny how this was called from the get go. This administration is indeed transparent. So much so that most of the underhanded tricks they try are so damn stupid, they are seen for what they are at the inception. Keep it going Democrats, this is your legacy. Embrace it.
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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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I'm surprised WaPo even offered a corrected statement. I doubt NYT would.


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: network dude


Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post. The CIA paid Bezos $600 million for some kind of contract.......connecting dots yet?


Washington Post Urged to Disclose New Owner’s CIA Ties


I wonder if it is related to the US government making it legal to lie to the people?


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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originally posted by: Salander
I'm surprised WaPo even offered a corrected statement. I doubt NYT would.


The retraction was wishy washy at best tho. They said that Russian did hack the electrical grid before and are probably in there now, but THIS one didnt go like they said. So even in the retraction, they are still fear mongering and being Obama's and HRC b*tches.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

It's only illegal if you are republican.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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So if they keep publishing outright lies it will forward the dems agenda?



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
So if they keep publishing outright lies it will forward the dems agenda?


If it is lying about Russians being pretty much 100% evil and fits the election tampering narrative, yes



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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This administration is indeed transparent


What does the administration have to do with a factually incorrect news story?



Keep it going Democrats, this is your legacy. Embrace it.


Not sure what democrats have to do with it either.

Also, are you inferring that their legacy is one of honesty and willingness to correct their mistakes? That seems to be what the WaPo did in this case.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
So if they keep publishing outright lies it will forward the dems agenda?


I don't think the OP knows what they are trying to say.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: network dude

I caught part a show talking about the grid being vulnerable to attacks like this on a local television programming channel last Sunday morning. I thought it was odd they would play it on a major holiday morning like anyone would be watching TV anyway if it is such a concern... I was just looking to see if the weather we were having was affecting our new antenna signal at the time..


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: network dude

While reading a post at Moon of Albama I came across this in the comment section

I had promised myself and my family that on this holiday I would do nothing but relax. However events have overtaken my good intentions. I find myself in the unusual position of having twice been in a position to know directly that governments were lying in globe-shaking events, firstly Iraqi WMD and now the “Russian hacks”. Anybody who believes the latest report issued by Obama as “proof” provides anything of the sort is very easily impressed by some entirely meaningless diagrams. William Binney, who was Technical Director at the NSA and actually designed their surveillance capabilities, has advised me by email. It is plain from the report itself that the Russian groups discussed have been under targeted NSA surveillance for a period longer than the timeframe for the DNC and Podesta leaks. It is therefore inconceivable that the NSA would not have detected and traced those particular data flows and they would be saved. In other words, the NSA would have the actual hack on record, would be able to recognise the emails themselves and tell you exactly the second the transmission or transmissions took place and how they were routed. They would be able to give you date, time and IP addresses. In fact, not only do they produce no evidence of this kind, they do not even claim to have this kind of definite evidence. Secondly, Bill points out that WikiLeaks is in itself a top priority target and any transmission to WikiLeaks or any of its major operatives would be tracked, captured and saved by NSA as a matter of routine.

The exact route and date of the transmission or transmissions of the particular emails to WikiLeaks would be available. In fact, not only does the report not make this information available, it makes no claim at all to know anything about how the information was got to WikiLeaks. Of course Russian hackers exist. They attack this blog pretty well continually – as do hackers from the USA and many other countries. Of course there have been attempted Russian hacks of the DNC. But the report gives no evidence at all of the alleged successful hack that transmitted these particular emails, nor any evidence of the connection between the hackers and the Russian government, let alone Putin. There could be no evidence because in reality these were leaks, not hacks. The report is, frankly, a pile of complete and utter dross. To base grave accusations of election hacking on this report is ludicrous. Obama has been a severe disappointment to all progressive thinkers in virtually every possible way. He now goes out of power with absolutely no grace and in a storm of delusion and deceit. His purpose is apparently to weaken Trump politically, but to achieve that at the expense of heightening tensions with Russia to Cold War levels, is shameful. The very pettiness of Obama’s tongue out to Putin – minor sanctions and expelling some diplomatic families – itself shows that Obama is lying about the pretext. If he really believed that Russia had “hacked the election”, surely that would require a much less feeble response. By refusing to retaliate, Russia has shown the kind of polish that eludes Obama as he takes his empty charisma and presentational skills into a no doubt lucrative future in the private sector. www.craigmurray.org.uk... Posted by: mauisurfer | Dec 31, 2016 12:47:57 PM | 8
The post is worth reading and shows that not only the Fake News outlets get it wrong but have no intention of looking any deeper then their sick and twisted imaginations www.moonofalabama.org...



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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The term is 'phishing' email. Essetially spam filter flow through. Some idiot/liar/pervert/ broke protocol. Someone stole your government's database. They are blaming you for it.


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
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This administration is indeed transparent


What does the administration have to do with a factually incorrect news story?



Keep it going Democrats, this is your legacy. Embrace it.


Not sure what democrats have to do with it either.

Also, are you inferring that their legacy is one of honesty and willingness to correct their mistakes? That seems to be what the WaPo did in this case.


Not sure what [The Washington Post] has to do with the Democrats???
Seriously???

That's like asking what Mein Kampf has to do with Naziism...
I mean, hitler never mentioned Nazis specifically in the manifesto...

But it espoused everything to which Nazis subscribed so they are correlated...

The Washington Post has been a shill for the democrats since the age of draft dodging hippies..
In tandem with The NY Times, WaPo has outed itself as a mouthpiece for democrats time and time again...

How is this a real question from u, introvert??
You are quite bright...
Let me put it another way...I will never argue that breitbart is not in the tank for conservatives [read republicans]...
Which is as entirely ludicrous an argument as u making one in defense of WaPo's independence from the democratic liberal group think...

-Chris



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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Keep it going Democrats, this is your legacy. Embrace it.


And snarky, blanket generalizations like the above is one of the top reasons we continue to remain divided in this nation. Just can't talk about anything affecting all of America without blaming a specific group of Americans, can we? Keep that hate flowing; that's the true message here. The rest of your OP was actually halfway decent. Too bad you just couldn't seem to resist the little childish, petty jab at the end.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: network dude




Keep it going Democrats, this is your legacy. Embrace it.


And snarky, blanket generalizations like the above is one of the top reasons we continue to remain divided in this nation. Just can't talk about anything affecting all of America without blaming a specific group of Americans, can we? Keep that hate flowing; that's the true message here. The rest of your OP was actually halfway decent. Too bad you just couldn't seem to resist the little childish, petty jab at the end.


People like you are why we remain divided in this country. Always peering down for your high horse sitting on a pedestal telling everyone else how wrong they are.


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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Not sure what [The Washington Post] has to do with the Democrats??? Seriously???


That is not what I asked. I asked what the admin had to do with this factually incorrect news bit. Specifically, what does this story tell us that would compel the OP to question the admin's transparency?

If we follow that logic, and your's, the admin (read democrats) are honest and transparent enough to correct their mistakes publicly...despite knowing such honesty will be lost in the overbearing cries of "fake news" by the Right.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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The interesting thing that people are forgetting about the increased fake news and over exaggerated news is that is creating a dangerous precedent in which Russia is becoming the fall guy for everything that is going wrong in America.

The trend is about geopolitical wars, had always been, if the elections had gone in Hillarys favor we would have seen the hostilities and tension within US and Russia increased, also we would have the increased air of imminent war,( for the conspiracy theorist) while no necessarily an armed conflict, but more of a war of wills between two superpowers another cold war in order to create budgets and spending.

But alas we have somebody now as president that is not going after Russia and the trend that started to change the minds of the population to hate Russia is still ongoing.

We can see the lies and the facts, but still is many out there that do not want that distinction between the two defined.

This is going to make all the news media outlets that were behind the lies look for what they are, nothing more than trash.

I expect them to fall one by one.
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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043


But alas we have somebody now as president that is not going after Russia and the trend that started to change the minds of the population to hate Russia is still ongoing.



Maybe not, but he appears to be going after China, which is just as dangerous.


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posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: network dude

More poor journalism. In their rush for propaganda they failed. The damage was done because people rarely go back and read an article a second time to see if there are corrections. An editor's note doesn't cut it anymore. They should point out their own failures in a new article.



posted on Jan, 1 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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The bin Laden's got an escort out of the country on 9/11.
Random Russian family's get thrown out the country for "hacking" a political party.
Omar mateens father shows up at a Clinton rally.
Sayd Farooks family is held for hours and grilled.
McVeigh's family, I can't remember.
I don't know where I'm going with this.



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