Politics_Observer wrote:The Russians thought this was OK because of your man Trump and republicans pretending these hacks didn't happen on their watch.
This hack happened during Biden's administration. It did not happen while Trump was president--unless you're admitting that Trump actually won in 2020, but he can hardly do anything when he's not in actual command.
Politics_Observer wrote:So don't try to pin this on Biden because any rational objective person know that is bullshit and a lie.
It happened on Biden's watch. The first thing Biden did when he became president was to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. While the US is killing off pipelines, the Russians were completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Meanwhile, Governor Whitmer is ordering the closure of another pipeline. Maybe this is all being done by the Democrats on purpose.
'Absolute stupidity': Cybersecurity experts condemn White House for breaking with FBI and suggesting private companies could pay ransomware demands as gas pumps run dry amid Darkside pipeline hack
It's hard to believe that Biden could fuck things up as fast as he has, but here we are...
Politics_Observer wrote:You don't know if this criminal group has the approval to operate in Russia by the Russian government.
And you do? You still don't know the infection vector. Did they have the approval of the US government to operate in the United States? Obviously, the attack happened here.
Politics_Observer wrote:The Russian government, I think uses these criminal groups to attack other states so that they can wipe their hands clean and claim they had nothing to do with it, all without prosecuting these criminal groups and allowing them to operate in their jurisdiction because they do what the Russian government wants them to do. It gives the Russian government plausible deniability.
I don't think the Russian government is motivated by ransom money. It's small potatoes.
Rancid wrote:No. Thus far, the idea that Russia green lit this in any way is pure speculation. However, the current analysis say's it did come from eastern Europe.
That's a pretty big area. A lot of phishing attacks come out of Ukraine, not Russia. How do we know it isn't Zelenksy? The Biden administration spoke with Zelenksy's administration about "tackling corruption" with probably everyone on the Ukrainian side vomiting in their mouths at the thought of Hunter and Joe Biden as corruption fighters.
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