The last time I posted extensive videos and print material from a purported expert, it was Michael Osterholm. 'Nuff said.
Nevertheless, there's stuff going on with this cyber attack of incredible proportions--if we're to believe half of what we're hearing. I certainly haven't the background to assess what's being said, nor to know to which expert to turn. Presumably the people backing up Lou Dobbs have a handle on who Lou should be having on his show, so I present this interview of Morgan Wright:
I offer no opinion here because I really have no basis for doing so. Information at my usual sources has been scanty at best. Does this play into the election politics--Ratcliffe's delayed report, the shutdown of DoD transition talks? I don't know, and I'm loath to speculate. And yet we should be paying attention.
Insights, assessments, are welcome.
ADDENDUM: I just saw that TGP has a very partial transcript of what Wright had to say, so as tease to the video above ...
UPDATE: At the FireEye site there's a fairly lengthy report. I'm pasting in just the executive summary. Note that while this report characterizes the "actor" as "highly skilled", it makes no attempt to identify the actor, nor even to speculate in that regard as to whether this is a State sponsored actor or others. Notably, while the compromise is characterized as "global" in its effects, I couldn't find any suggestion as to how access was gained, i.e., was access gained by an outside actor or could the actor have had some form of internal access: