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Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 29, 2017

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

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. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank.

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.

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. Instead, the revised report cites figures of 15 to 20 percent losses in combat operations, attributing the figures to IISS.

Quite an article considering VOA is a CIA mouthpiece.  I think CrowdStrike needs to “walk back” a few more steps to get back to the real truth..

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