DAILY MAIL: “Experts” who Concluded Putin Hacked Election RETRACT Claims

The company hired by the DNC to investigate  “suspicious activity” in may, Crowd Strike, was the same company that concluded later in the year that Russia hacked the DNC.

Crowd Strike, based in California, is the only organization that viewed the DNC servers, not even the FBI was granted access.

The Daily Mail reported:

U.S. agencies have instead relied on CrowdStrike’s work.

There is no other known forensic evidence which has been publicly disclosed to link the Kremlin to the attacks, including in a series of intelligence community statements and reports.

But now questions are emerging about the reliability of the company’s findings. 

DailyMail.com can disclose that in March CrowdStrike quietly retracted portions of a December report that had made further Russian hacking claims, after the firm was found to have relied on inaccurate data posted online by a pro-Putin ‘propaganda’ blogger…

…While the retraction does not mean that Russia did not hack the DNC or Ukraine, critics say it calls into question CrowdStrike’s work on the subject.

Cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Carr said this is part of ‘a pattern’ for the company, and raises concerns about its credibility.

‘It shows a pattern, that CrowdStrike’s intelligence reports were clearly a problem,’ said Carr, who has authored books on cyber warfare and founded the security firm Taia Global Ltd.

‘They just found what they wanted to find…they didn’t stop for a moment to question it, they didn’t contact the primary source,’ added Carr. ‘This is like an elementary school-level analysis.’

Will the mainstream media pick up this story? Nope, not a chance.

H/T: Greg

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