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A blast from the past - 2015, to be specific.

Take a look at some of what Russian hackers got their hands on before the primaries...

✅ Niche dating sites
And while I don't think the Ashley Madison hack has been definitively attributed, it appears that the inclusion of a tab showing someone listening to Thunderstruck by AC/DC was meant to suggest it was someone affiliated with the Night Wolves, a Putinophilic Russian biker gang.
Here's the background on the Night Wolves' performances aimed at scaring the SHIT out of children on NYE, ensuring anti-American sentiment among young Russians for future generations...

That nugget was a comment on @briankrebs' analysis of the account that publicized the breach. Obviously, it could have been another entity trying to pin it on another Putinophile, but it seems within the realm of possibility -

Especially given the massive number of tweets that "deuszu" spewed forth, which certainly could have been in line with how much of the Trump camp worked their bad acts - in plain sight.
I'd love if @briankrebs might consider sharing those archived deuszu tweets to see if there's any potential references to SMARTech breach in there, btw ;)
All this crap, using Monkey videos?
then, of course, the CyberVor gathered 1.2 billion web credentials from ~420,000 web sites...
Which the FBI has been looking at since November 2015.

... taking down the Maine and NH govt websites.

... pretending to be ISIS and threatening the families of military service members (but surprise! It was really Fancy Bear aka APT28 - GRU unit 26165 - who pulled off the breach of the Dems in 2016, @EmmanuelMacron in 2017, etc. )

of course, at the same time anti-ISIS fervor was concomitantly being whipped up on social media by Russian trolls, giving Trump more crap to whip his base into pyrexic fits...
Ahhhhh.... and back to the Ashley Madison thing:

the name "Impact Team?"

Google it and you'll find an interesting initiative that shares the same name...
one sponsored by the Family Research Council... an organization that has a history of covering up for multiple pedophiles.
In fact, the entire executive board of the Family Research Council was covering up for serial sexual predators.

And with GOP luminaries like Ed Meese and Al Regnery contributing to his campaign after the fact... I don't have the date handy now, but ...

It seems higher-ups at Council for National Policy like Meese would also have been notified, and shared that info with his buddies.
And though I'll likely add more to this thread on 2015 breaches, it only seems fitting that I include this breach that has been far too underpublicized that was noticed a couple of weeks after Perkins' email to Goodman's victim's father:

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