Entire US Cyber Network Is Already Compromised, Clinton Emails Are The Least Of Our Worries

Tyler Durden's picture

Hillary Clinton's emails and server misconduct are the least of our worries. The fact that her server was receiving files that passed through or originated on the State Department servers is enough to know she exposed her private system to hackers. The US system is/was/has been compromised, for years, since before Hillary tapped in her new network. Michael McCaul, a Texas Congressman and Chairman of The House Committee On Homeland Security called Clinton "careless" and said she "potentially did harm" to national security. Earlier this week McCaul said this:

One thing is clear from FBI Director Comey’s announcement today—Secretary Clinton was not fully honest in her representation of her use of email to the American people. She was careless with classified and sensitive information and potentially did harm to the United States and our national security. Secretary Clinton will still have to answer to and be held accountable by the American people.

Congressman McCaul has good reason to think that way. According to his website, the Congressman has been:

  • The Chief of Counter Terrorism & National Security in the US Attorney's office, TX
  • The Led on a Joint Terrorism Task Force charged with detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity,

Recall FBI Director Comey commenting "...we asses it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton's personal email account".  With that in mind, listen carefully to this 2011 comment from Michael McCaul, Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security speaking at a Cyber Security roundtable hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations (comment at 52:08) in which he responds to a question saying:

This is what keeps you up at night...the intellectual theft is awful and espionage, but the cyber warfare piece can be, the consequences far more damaging than a one-to-two man ISIS operation in the United States. This could literally bring down, you know, the energy grid, you know, the banking institutions, I mean, the stock exchange...cause chaos and enormous damage. I would argue they've [foreign governments] infiltrated many of our data systems already and can turn the switch off. That's the power that they have.

Allow us to repeat that one more time for dramatic effect for that is a heavily weighted comment buried an hour into a video with only 4,319 views:

This could literally bring down, you know, the energy grid, you know, the banking institutions, I mean, the stock exchange...cause chaos and enormous damage. I would argue they've [foreign governments] infiltrated many of our data systems already and can turn the switch off. That's the power that they have."

That's huge! When Hillary began transferring files and connecting emails with the State Department system, she was already compromised. No matter how she felt, what she thought, nothing matters. The open US system is likely why Marcel Lazar, aka Guccifer, said Hillary's server "was like an open orchid on the Internet."

Mind you, as we reported in May, Lazar had been focusing on US political actors for some time:

Lazar was indicted in 2014 on nine felony charges stemming from his alleged hack into the emails of several prominent Americans, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a relative of former President George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, and former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal. A set of Blumenthal's emails were published online in 2013, disclosing a private email address Clinton used. She later changed the address.

What is concerning is that the breached systems, thus far, have only been "patched", like a pothole being covered up. The US and other unsuspecting nations, have made it easy to hack their systems and execute unauthorized directives.  In response there appears to be a focus on whether blockchain will be the answer we all are looking for when it comes to verified security around transmission of messages. As Zero Hedge detailed just last month, Blythe Masters is hard at work using HyperLedger as a way to embed herself into the new central banking messenger platform. What we said:

The SWIFT rebuild will likely require the insights of an outlet such as Hyper Ledger, run by longtime Zero Hedge CDS and commodity trading icon, Blythe Masters. Hyper Ledger works with a consortium of organizations and corporations tasked with developing systems to offer protection for messages sent between the world's central banks, which will be based on blockchain technology. A rebuild is still likely 2 years away according to well-placed Zero Hedge sources, which opens new concerns about the current integrity of the SWIFT platform and what problems may be lurking within it that we have yet to discover. The question that remains unanswered currently is: Who still has access to the central banking SWIFT system and is capable, right now, of monitoring message flow between institutions? Something to keep in mind as the EU experiment unravels.

Good question: Who still has access to the central banking SWIFT system and is capable, right now, of monitoring message flow between institutions? Again, we cannot stress this enough, according to Michael McCaul, Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, our cyber systems are already compromised beyond our control. That is scary! We have mass global hacking going on and in the US, the very systems that support the US citizen's day-to-day existence, are believed to be compromised by the Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.

The US is so far behind their adversaries it is shocking that US citizens are not in an uproar over how exposed they are as a nation. Many of us are aware of the typical response to a slow WiFi, screaming and smashing things wondering "why isn't this connecting faster!?". Imagine the vacuum that would form around the US workforce skills-set if they could not use Google Search for a day, let alone weeks, months, or years, because the US power grid was taken down in a coordinated attack and Google's service couldn't reach the end user. Imagine if Citadel had no way to power their orders?  Armageddon.

It is time the US citizens stop armchair quarterbacking government through mainstream media cues and begin utilizing the resources available to them to get ahead of the game. The global population would be wise to gather a better understanding of the risks surrounding the Internet of Things and full automation (emails, news, Tesla cars, coffee, etc). Knowing what Michael McCaul thinks about American cyber security protection brings an entire new perspective to the Hillary Clinton email case.  

No matter what we learn about Hillary's fate, the simple fact that the US systems are already compromised means Hillary's server was exposed the entire time and more importantly, the entire nation continues to leave the back open for cyber-attacks. The only question remaining is...those hackers that are in the US systems already, why are they waiting to "turn the switch off"?

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swmnguy's picture

So, the sky is actually falling.  OK. I should probably surrender some more of my liberties, ignore the behavior of the Elites, and forget about any rule of law.

TeamDepends's picture

Shit's gettin' real, cancelled "insurance" today. Moved butter into root celler.

db51's picture

Screw the butter in the root cellar....I went on Russian Brides.com and ordered a 23 year old hottie to hump during the Zombie Apocolypse.   Brings new meaning to the term we're going down.    lol.   Enjoy your butter. 

beemasters's picture

Talk about 'Extreme Carelessness'!

nmewn's picture

Well, thankfully .gov wasn't so foolish as to give everyone an identity number or this could really be a problem! ;-)

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Perhaps the goobermint should have changed its password to something other than... 'password'

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

What!? You are try to make it hard for Russia hacker!? Please, do not rock boat!

santafe's picture

Even WORSE, the entire CONGRESS is compromised.
http://wp.me/p4OZ4v-7x

Pontius's picture

Yikes! It's Mike McCaul licking his balls.

McCormick No. 9's picture

Sidney Blumenthal got NSA information and SIGINT data directly from the Mossad /Israeli intelligence in real time. He passed it on to Hillaryvia her unsecured server, which means that the Israelis gave NSA classified information to the world. Whatever. Secrets are over-rated, at least in Hillary's opinion.

So, I have to wonder, since the tribal operatives are not stupid- did they think this one through? Is this all part of a deeper plot on the part of Israel to continue to dismantle the United States? Payback for Pollard? Payback for Obama? Are they just laughing theior asses off? I am pretty sure there have been a few chuckels in Russia over this.

skinwalker's picture

I don't think I could ever trust a man with the name of Blumenthal. Or a man in uniform. Or with a vest, or a mustache, or a pocketwatch...

jcaz's picture

Naw, it's really pretty simple-  

Email is NEVER secure. 

Learned that one about 1995.

However,  NEVER trust the Clintons. 

Learned that one in 1987.

WmMcK's picture

Except Jim Grant, maybe.

new game's picture

or suit and tie, especially a fucking bowtie!

War Machine's picture

Israel's minions have compromised nsa, cia, etc. so completely that it would be amazing if they didnt have access to Obama's email

https://www.wired.com/2012/04/shady-companies-nsa/

Lorca's Novena's picture

Soon every Israeli will be dancing...

All you zionist aholes will end up dead.

nuubee's picture

And most .gov uses Microsoft...
Coincidence?

That said, even if every agency were forced to use BSD as their most used operating system, there would probably still be breaches.

GUI's are complicated, users are retarded, it is a match made in cracker heaven.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

BSD - you are suggest Apple Max OS X? But Apple is not cooperate even with powerful FBI for creation of government back door in iPhone. You are cannot trust Apple!

Boris is confer with cousin in Moscow who is much prefer Windows for many exploit and sieve like implementation of security protocol. Please, US Government, stick with MS product for system, you are save Russia much effort, particularly for access to tactical deployment of US Navy.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is down arrow by Apple MacFanBoy!?

Atomizer's picture

Not me, I'm a blackberry passport user and abuser. /LOL

Built like a tank, efficient device after two years of use. 

BlackBerry Passport commercial - YouTube

 

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

I liked my Z10 a lot until the old lady drove over it with the tractor. Then I got a $20 dumb phone with a good keyboard after I realized I was only using a cell phone for texts and phone calls. Shitty rear camera but good enough for cat videos. It is great for making clear phone calls with damn good sensitivity. I was surprised and bought another one at Walmart the other day as a backup.

https://www.zteusa.com/att-z432

PT's picture

All the smart programmers are unemployed and living under park benches.  (The tramps kicked them off the park benches.)  US Govt & Co still has to learn that just because they promote imbeciles to positions of power does not mean that every other entity does the same.

Pesky Labrador's picture

DoD is pushing Windows 10 REAL hard right now which is funny, reason is how the kerberos ticket is encrypted in memory unlike Windows 7. But what is absolutely funny is the CISSP certified guys who are running security don't have a clue as how IT works. So we are constantly being beaten with STIG's from DISA and of course ACAS scans monthly. Makes for some frustrating days that for sure.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

LBJ took the IRT

Down to 4th Street USA

When he got there

What did he see?

The youth of America on LSD

LBJ IRT

USA LSD

LSD LBJ

FBI CIA

FBI CIA

LSD LBJ

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/hair/initials.htm

conscious being's picture

Don't work for the Borg. Get a better job.

t0mmyBerg's picture

I never did hear what the OS or the email server were.  I can tell you after running my own web and email servers on RedHat  (apache for web and qmail for email) that being a sysadmin is fing hard and you are always going to get hacked.  My server at home was hacked and I had what I thought was pretty good security.  Her server was certainly hacked.  Just a matter of how and how much they got.  Probably everything.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

The OS doesn't matter these days and hasn't for years. If it's got net connectivity, they can get in. Our adversaries are in many cases better at it than we are.

conscious being's picture

People say the microware is hacked. Long Amish hay wagons.

Dormouse's picture

I like the typo that quotes Comey saying, "We asses..."

Dungeness's picture

From this link, it seems the FBI is being quiet because they don't want to go to war with the entire US government. In addition, it seems like the Clinton Foundation issue is much much larger than the Clinton email server problem. The following information is going viral around the net. Jaw dropping, indeed.

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?91807-Alleged-FBI-Insider...

 

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Here's a screen shot of most of the AMA on 4chan.

https://i.sli.mg/WuG4nP.png

nmewn's picture

Yes, the Clinton Foundation issue is larger than Hillary (and her office staff) giggling like school girls drunk on cheap port wine at a slumber party because it points their brazeness in pricing & selling things they do not own, namely access & influence to .gov contracts & back door regulatory rulings that happen on a daily basis.

The people in other banana republics recognize it as simple patronage politics, we call it cronyism.

Now, in order to teach the everyday dullard "progressives" of this world the mechanics of it and to demonstrate the long lasting corrosive effect it has on the rule of law...I am firmly convinced that it would take us leading them down a dark alley at night one by one, then us beating them into bloody pulps and then having a uniformed cop intervene...who we bribe off to leave us alone.

It would only be then that a "progressive" would understand what it is because that is exactly what it is, the buying & selling of access & influence. 

conscious being's picture

Fascinating. Makes sense to me. Thanks for posting. And you to Ralph. To me, the most likely outcome will be, the Zionists, Russians and Chinese will negotiate the New World Order. America has been hollowed out and doesn't exist anymore.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

"

The SWIFT rebuild will likely require the insights of an outlet such as Hyper Ledger, run by longtime Zero Hedge and commodity trading icon, Blythe Masters. Hyper Ledger works with a consortium of organizations and corporations tasked with developing systems to offer protection for messages sent between the world's central banks, which will be based on blockchain technology"

So we have the stupid bitch Blythe Masters providing solutions?

Too bad the stupid person could not have foreseen that mortgage title should be tracked throughout the CDS/MBO/CDO/MBS process?

cdevidal's picture

I think the one that I take the most seriously is the loss of the power grid, if those key transformers were ever taken out. They don't build those overnight; could take years to bring power online. Meanwhile, consider a world where EBT cards fail and necessary psychotropic medicines cannot be prescribed. And purportedly they could be taken out by a small team of Chinese post-grads in some basement somewhere.

Maranatha

PT's picture

Consider too that although the Chinese post-grads may get the blame, it could just as easily happen because some post-Enron corporate wanted an extra bedroom on his yacht.

JohninMK's picture

Consider what happens to all those Nuke power stations if the grid goes down?

explodinghead's picture

And if it happened how long are the generators at the nuclear reactors and cooling ponds going to keep running? Edit. Didn't scroll down and see same concern.

db51's picture

The one I'm looking at is named Tatyana and lives in Ukraine.   All I have to do is cover expenses for delivery.   LOL

blue51's picture

She can probably strip & reassemble an AK-74 in 20 secs too !

Vatican_cameo's picture

As long as she can strip in 20 seconds, it's all good.

orelius's picture

^ thank you for the laugh

Things that go bump's picture

The son of a friend of mine brought over a Ukranian girl once. She got him to take her shopping for expensive brand name clothes and accessories, and then packed them up, got on a plane and went back home. She said she missed her family and that he should come visit whenever he liked. He did much better with a Lithuanian girl.

SoDamnMad's picture

Did the son tell his dad about her emptying the bank account.