PEAK AMERICA: Hacking the DNC is Just the Beginning

Whether it was Russia or a dead DNC staffer that leaked or better said hacked the DNC email system, the damage has been done.  To most people in the USA, it was a passing story, but the truth is that one has to be naive to think America’s most important data is safe.  While other countries are learning to build better and safer systems to protect sensitive data, America lags behind.

In fact, back in April NBC ran a story about an Iranian hacking into a control center of a NY dam.  It was the first time such a hack occurred using simple Google searches.

“While foreign nation-state hacking into U.S. infrastructure is common and growing in scope and sophistication, the dam hack is significant because prosecutors say it’s the first time a simple, search engine-driven hack of a piece of U.S. infrastructure has surfaced as the tool of choice. It’s also the first time federal indictment tied a foreign state to the hacking of critical U.S. assets, ” the NBC report said.

Essentially, the USA is far behind most of its enemies.  This has implications for security, but it also has an implication on how Americans can be influenced by bad actors wanting to shape and shift public opinion.  We see this clearly in this year’s election, where WikiLeaks holds the cards to the outcome in November.

If America, wants to protect itself and society it needs to learn how to better deal with information protection in both the public and private sectors.

Israeli Flags Burned at Philly DNC Convention; Protesters Arrested

During protests by Bernie Sanders supporters outside the Wells Fargo Center, where the Democratic National Convention is being held, Israeli and even US flags were being burned. More than 50 protesters were arrested by police.

Sanders’ supporters are angry about the recent revelations by Wikileaks showing the Democratic National Committee’s desire to oust Sanders as the Democratic nominee. This led to many protests by his supporters and their true colors are being shown. They hate Israel. They hate the US. They hate democracy.

Numerous reports and social media posts show that Monday’s convention had more Palestinian flags waved than US flags.

Some questions need to be asked:

  1. Will the Democratic party lean even more to the left in order to accommodate Sanders’ supporters in order to get their vote?
  2. How is such hypocrisy tolerated when there are much greater atrocities being committed around the world than the so-called “Israeli occupation?”
  3. Shouldn’t the focus during the convention be on Americans and its citizens, not on Israel?

It seems like Hamas and pro-Palestinian supporters are just sabotaging the popular event to advertise antisemitism as the new trend it has become. Whether it be by burning flags, campus protests against Israel and the BDS movement, the growth of antisemitism in the US and the world is daunting.

Pro-Palestinian images from the Democratic National Convention:

I support Palestinian Human Rights Palestinian Flag at DNC