And Obama and the spy agencies know it.
Wordfence, a cyber security company, reports that the attacker used version 3.10 of an open source hacking tool written by a person who speaks English that can be downloaded for free from a Ukrainian website, by anyone in the entire world. The current version is 3.17
Presumably the KGB uses its own custom written hacking tools, written by Russian speakers, with the documentation kept under lock and key at KGB headquarters, or at least keeps its free shareware tools updated. The tool used is not Russian malware. It is English language open source malware, used by hackers around the world.
Wordfence report that the IP addresses used in the attack have no particular association with Russia, and are similar to those used to attack random WordPress websites. There is no Russian fingerprint in these attacks.
Obama’s story is that the tool and the IP addresses indicate the attacker is the Russian government. Rather, the tool indicates the attacker was some English speaking kid in his pajamas whose mother did not give him enough pocket money to buy professional hacking tools, and the IP addresses indicate he has enough smarts to hide his own IP address.
Hat tip small dead animals