Crowdstrike, the Firm at the Center of the Russia Collusion Scam, Was Next Involved in a China Linked “Electric Panda” Hacker Tale – Is This Now Relevant Today?
For years the Democrats and their Big Media and the Deep State claimed that Russia had hacked the DNC and obtained the emails later released by Wikileaks. The story started with a crafty Washington Post reporter, Ellen Nakashima, who claimed in June 2016 that the Russians hacked the DNC database and stole Trump opposition research:
Nakashima was one of the first, if not the first, to claim in writing Russian hacking of the DNC. The Deep State pundit reported that the firm Crowdstrike had uncovered this information.
Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.
Nakashima broadcast the Crowdstrike name in her post as the firm which uncovered the Russian hacking:
“It’s the job of every foreign intelligence service to collect intelligence against their adversaries,” said Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike, the cyber firm called in to handle the DNC breach and a former head of the FBI’s cyber division. He noted that it is extremely difficult for a civilian organization to protect itself from a skilled and determined state such as Russia.
Unfortunately for Nakashima, the Crowdstrike claim in her June 2016 reporting has been all but debunked. Yaacov Apelbaum dissected the Crowdstrike claim and offered ample evidence of its bogus nature (See Who Done It?)
Here was our post on Nakashima: