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CrowdStrike retracted statements it used to support claims of Russian hacking of the DNC server. The FBI never investigated the DNC server themselves.

“U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign.”

“CrowdStrike was first to link hacks of Democratic Party computers to Russian actors last year, but some cybersecurity experts have questioned its evidence.”

“In December, CrowdStrike said it found evidence that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, contributing to heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists.”

“After CrowdStrike released its Ukraine report, company co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch claimed it provided added evidence of Russian election interference. In both hacks, he said, the company found malware used by “Fancy Bear,” a group with ties to Russian intelligence agencies.”

“CrowdStrike’s claims of heavy Ukrainian artillery losses were widely circulated in U.S. media.”

“VOA reported Tuesday that the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which publishes an annual reference estimating the strength of world armed forces, disavowed the CrowdStrike report and said it had never been contacted by the company.”

“Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has stated that the combat losses and hacking never happened.”

“On Thursday, CrowdStrike walked back key parts of its Ukraine report.”

“The company removed language that said Ukraine’s artillery lost 80 percent of the Soviet-era D-30 howitzers, which used aiming software that purportedly was hacked.”

“CrowdStrike deleted a statement saying “deployment of this malware-infected application may have contributed to the high-loss nature of this platform”.”

Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

CrowdStrike has revised, retracted statements it used to support allegations of Russian hacking during US presidential campaign; VOA reported company misrepresented data acquired from British think tank

http://www.voanews.com/a/cyber-firm-rewrites-part-disputed-russian-hacking-report/3781411.html

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