Recently revealed evidence shows emails from the Democratic National Committee were not “hacked” by the Russians or other foreign agencies, but were most likely leaked from individuals inside the DNC who had access to local servers and equipment.
For over a year, democrats and liberal lawmakers have been blaming Russian hackers for leaking a treasure trove of internal emails between Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Podesta, Clinton, and other senior aides that rocked Hillary’s 2016 presidential election.
According to the Nation, computer scientists and experts have determined that the breach of security could not have been perpetrated from outside individuals, particularly international hackers, because of the high-data transfer rates used during the incident.
The breach occurred on July 5th at approximately 6:45 PM, with the stolen data being transferred at a rate of 22.7 megabytes per second; a download speed that is “simply unobtainable” using the internet, particularly overseas.
The forensics team now believes the emails were taken from someone inside the DNC, or an individual with access to facilities that house the Party’s email servers, using a thumb-drive or other portable device capable of high-speed data transfers.
“A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” said one expert. “Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.”
The new data raises serious questions over who stole the DNC emails and leaked them to the press, and if the Democratic Party intentionally tried to spin the breach as “Russian interference.”