I tire of this.
Podesta’s Gmail account was hacked in March 2016, and his emails were later leaked by WikiLeaks during the campaign. An assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies concluded there were no “evident forgeries” in the stolen emails, which were also taken from the Democratic National Committee.
No, it most certainly was NOT hacked. Podesta was stupid enough to click on a phishing-scam e-mail link (glancingly mentioned in the article, in all fairness to the WashEx), something even my eight-year-old daughter is web-savvy enough to know better than to ever do. The e-mails weren’t really “stolen” at all; numbnuts Podesta gave ’em away, in any honest or realistic sense.
But still just about everybody keeps right on saying “hacked” when referring to his comic misadventure, as if poor dear old John was victimized with intent by some uber-slick internet sharpie—why, the sort of thing that could happen to ANY OF US!!— working from deep within the labyrinth of RUSSIAN!! intelligence to make Trump president, rather than just being a plain and simple dumbass who wouldn’t know a URL from his urethra.
Stop it. Just stop it, already.
Via Insty, who says: “Information security doesn’t seem to be their thing.” One of his commenters then ups the ante:
Or border security…
Or national security…