For months now Twitchy has been covering the reaction to the story about alleged Russian hacks to the election and the DNC.
There has been a push among many Democrats for an independent investigation of Trump’s potential ties to Russia:
After months of investigating, here’s the evidence that the Dems have collected on Trump/Russia https://t.co/yooa2UNNvQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 2, 2017
It is also important to keep a perspective on how many cyber attacks took place while Barack Obama was still President of the United States.
In November 2016 it was revealed that the US Navy suffered a data breach that affected many sailors:
NEW: U.S. Navy says personal info of 134,386 current and former sailors accessed by unknown individuals after contractor laptop compromised. pic.twitter.com/Tj0w0V8eIf
— ABC News (@ABC) November 23, 2016
A Navy official told ABC News that the breach was believed to only include social security numbers and names.
The official said that the contract with HPES was for a program known as Career Waypoints that the Navy uses for sailors to reenlist or apply for new Navy jobs.
In August of 2015, it was the Pentagon that was hacked by Russia:
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) August 6, 2015
U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system, which has been shut down and taken offline for nearly two weeks.
In June 2015, it was China that hacked the US military:
MORE: Officials say second hack apparently accessed sensitive data for military, intelligence officers: http://t.co/OUy8SDsv54
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 12, 2015
Hackers linked to China have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, U.S. officials said Friday, describing a cyberbreach of federal records dramatically worse than first acknowledged.
And China was also behind this hack in June of 2015:
MORE: US officials suspect China-based hackers may be behind breach of federal personnel data, DJ reports. » http://t.co/1G3if5ZG33
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) June 4, 2015
BREAKING: Obama admin. scrambling to assess impact of massive data breach involving federal personnel data – AP » http://t.co/1G3if5ZG33
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) June 4, 2015
The OPM plans to notify approximately 4 million individuals whose personally identifiable information (PII) may have been compromised in the breach, the agency said in a release.
BREAKING: Fed worker union: Hackers got Social Security numbers, personal data on every federal employee.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 11, 2015
In April 2015, it was the White House that was hacked:
— CNN International (@cnni) April 12, 2015
The White House in October said it noticed suspicious activity in the unclassified network that serves the executive office of the president. The system has been shut down periodically to allow for security upgrades.
All of these hacks happened while Barack Obama was President. So why is the DNC the only hack that is important? Many Americans have been targeted by hackers. And had their information compromised during the Barack Obama Presidency. There have been other hacks that have had a greater impact.
And that leads to this question:
Keep chasing that ball! James Woods shared the perfect video to sum up the Dems and Russia https://t.co/LdrOCzlcXr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 3, 2017