26 June 2015

A cyber false-flag attack?

The @thomaslknapp Blog

A recent cyber-attack could have been a false-flag, Center for a Stateless Society analyst and Mont Order brother Thomas L. Knapp hypothesized in a post on Tuesday 23 June.

The post quoted a CNN report on the cyber breach:
The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) -- more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
The only evidence of the attack is essentially the word of some government officials, with essentially nothing to back up their claims or verify the identities of the hackers responsible. The following hypothesis was offered by Knapp, while disavowing the existing conspiracy theories that posit unproven false-flag theories of the events of 9/11 as facts:
So really we are left reasoning from cui bono? ("who benefits?") grounds, which are pretty shaky but still worth thinking about. 
If there was in fact no foreign, government-sponsored cyber attack on the US Office of Personnel Management, who benefits from telling us there was such an attack? The government itself. 
1. The attack allegedly compromised the personal information of 18 million people, and that information could in turn be used to hack their computers and Internet accounts, compromising even more personnel info of several times as many others. Suppose I work for the NSA and I want to hack you. What better cover, if my actions are detected, than "oh, those evil Chinese spies must have got your info?" 
2. The US government has been pushing various Internet power grabs for several years now in the name of "cyber security." This alleged cyber attack makes great propaganda for seizing yet more control over what we do online. 
Read more at http://knappster.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-false-flag-hypothesis.html#XHBrJhddmrOgj6FT.99


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