Pure propaganda examples from Schneier:
The other way hackers can get at your personal stuff is by breaking in to the computers the information is stored on. This is how the Russians got into the Democratic National Committee's network and how a lone hacker got into the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Wrong Bruce, zero evidence this actually was the Russians (unless we call this "evidence": http://constitution.com/wikileaks-cia-can-make-cyberattacks-look-like-theyre-coming-russia-china/)
Sometimes the whole network is the target, and individuals are inadvertent victims, as when thousands of Sony employees had their e-mails published by North Korea in 2014.
Wrong Bruce, zero evidence this was the North Koreans (see original Wikileaks info re: faking signatures again).
More pure propaganda around Russians hacking the elections, with Schneier listed as the co-author on the paper:
Abstract: With the Russian government hack of the Democratic National Convention email servers, and further leaks expected over the coming months that could influence an election, the drama of the 2016 U.S. presidential race highlights an important point: Nefarious hackers do not just pose a risk to vulnerable companies, cyber attacks can potentially impact the trajectory of democracies.
Wrong Bruce, zero evidence the Russians hacked the elections.
So, the reason Schneier is getting published in the New York Times propaganda mill is because he playing the role of a useful idiot concerning his political views, and helps to whip up "reds under the beds" hysteria that is gripping the Paranoid States of America.
Schneier should know better and actually be stating that all the news coming out of these organisations is BS, because they toe the government line, which is fed by the intelligence actors because it suits their agenda re: funding and control of the masses.