The New York Times is reporting that the Russians infiltrated the Burisma server.
Maybe they did.
Remember, this is the NYT, and you can’t depend on anything they report.
It may be true – but then again, maybe it isn’t.
At any rate, they say the Russians were able to hack into the system, but it is not known what they were able to retrieve from the system, but it may be that the press has decided to revive the Russian collusion hoax in 2020.
They might even leak some actual files from Burisma to WikiLeaks if they deem it necessary.
Let’s just say that since 2016, I have no faith in the mainstream press.
The Russians allegedly got into the system using a phishing email, and that gained them access into the computer system.
Oren Falkowitz, a co-founder of Area1, the firm that detected the Burisma hacking, told The Times:
“The attacks were successful.”
“The timing of the Russian campaign mirrors the G.R.U. hacks we saw in 2016 against the D.N.C. and John Podesta. Once again, they are stealing email credentials, in what we can only assume is a repeat of Russian interference in the last election.”
“The Burisma hack is a cookie-cutter G.R.U. campaign,” Falkowitz added. “Russian hackers, as sophisticated as they are, also tend to be lazy. They use what works. And in this, they were successful.”
Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, joined the board of Burisma in April 2014 shortly after his father was tasked with being the Obama administration’s chief liaison to Ukraine.
Joe Biden boasted in January 2018 that he forced the ouster of Ukraine’s former general prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, after threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan assistance to the country.
Shokin said Joe Biden had him fired to stop him from investigating Burisma, an allegation that Joe Biden denies.