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  • Russian Hackers Prank Phone Call to Senator McCain

    02/17/2017 6:42:09 AM PST · by tony75034 · 23 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    If you remember earlier we posted the prank call to the buffoon Maxine Waters. Not to be outdone, here is RINO John McCain in a pranked call with the same fake Ukrainian PM. Evidently all you need is a slavic accent and a few well placed calls to convince our high officials of fake identities. Listen to what he asks abotu Trump.
  • 3 nations tried cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton's private email server: AP

    10/08/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    see BS dot com ^ | oct 2015
    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press. While the attempts were apparently blocked by a "threat monitoring" product that Clinton's employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen....
  • Three Muslim IT Staffers Fired in Security Probe of House Intelligence Members

    02/06/2017 6:31:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission.Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues and documents, including...
  • Russian security agents accused of treason reportedly charged with passing secrets to the CIA

    01/31/2017 4:10:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/31/17 | Natasha Bertrand
    A senior Russian intelligence officer who was arrested on suspicion of treason in December has been charged with passing secrets to the CIA, sources told the Russian news agency Interfax on Tuesday. Sergei Mikhailov was the deputy head of the information security department of the FSB, Russia's national security service. He was arrested along with Dmitry Dokuchaev, a cybersecurity expert who worked as a hacker under the alias "Forb" before joining the FSB; and Ruslan Stoyanov, a key cybercrime investigator at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. They were arrested shortly after the CIA concluded that Russian hackers, at the Kremlin's...
  • Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning: 'It Was Not My Most Honorable Moment'

    01/18/2017 11:34:09 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Adrian Lamo, the former recreational hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities, says he’s glad the WikiLeaks source will get a second chance. Lamo elicited a confession from Manning and gave it to military investigators in 2010, resulting in a 35-year prison sentence for the leaker who embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing a massive number of military and diplomatic documents. The informant says “it was not my most honorable moment,” though he says he made peace with the effects of his decision, even before President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted clemency to Manning, who will be released in May...
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • Pelosi Rebukes Media For Reporting on Hacked DNC Emails: ‘You Were Accomplices’

    01/06/2017 4:18:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2017 | 1:27 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly briefing with journalists House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized them from reporting on the hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), calling them ‘accomplices’ in what she said was an effort by Russia to disrupt the U.S. presidential election. […] “It was every single day you reported that there was an email that was embarrassing to the Clinton administration without saying, ‘We know this because of disruption by a foreign power into our electoral system,’” said the House Minority Leader. ‘You knew that,” Pelosi said. “You knew it was the Russians.” …
  • Report: Hacker Breaches ‘Lazy’ FBI Website Security

    01/06/2017 10:02:34 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ben Kew
    A hacker claims to have breached the FBI’s official website for the second time, describing their security systems as “lazy.” The hacker, who goes by the name CyberZeist, reportedly breached the FBI’s website and posted some of the private information he obtained to the open source site Pastebin. FBI trying to patch-up their Plone CMS #0day at https://t.co/IRhqdQjNbp, too late!! #ComingSoon #NewYearsEve pic.twitter.com/u7KOXNO3qV — CyberZeist (@cyberzeist2) December 31, 2016 “This leak is totally devoted to the Anonymous Movement,” he wrote. CyberZeist reportedly exposed a vulnerability in the Plone Content Management System (CMS) of the FBI’s, reportedly penetrating the website’s systems...
  • Trump Appears to Side With Assange Over Intelligence Agencies’ Conclusions

    01/04/2017 10:35:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Scott Shane,Matt Flegenheimer & Julie Hirschfield
    President-elect Donald J. Trump appears to side with the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over United States intelligence agencies, with Vice President-elect Mike Pence backing him up. ... For the Republican Party, Mr. Assange,..., was once purely a villain. He found little sympathy with conservatives after he leaked American military secrets from Iraq, published purloined diplomatic cables that could have gotten American sources killed and sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, fleeing charges of rape. But now, Mr. Trump appears to be siding with Mr. Assange over the conclusions of America’s intelligence services. Julian Assange said "a 14 year...
  • Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility

    01/02/2017 9:05:46 PM PST · by dila813 · 33 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | January 2 at 10:02 PM | By Ellen Nakashima and Juliet Eilperin
    As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility, according to experts and officials close to the investigation.
  • Obama boosted White House technology; Trump sees risks

    01/01/2017 3:16:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2017 4:27 PM EST | Julie Pace
    As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House’s aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed. Not included in the modernization plans? A courier service. But that delivery method of a bygone era may be in for a comeback under Donald Trump. Despite his voracious use of Twitter, the president-elect appears to be leaning toward old tech to ensure the security of sensitive messages. “It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by...
  • Following the Links From Russian Hackers to the U.S. (Fake News Alert)

    12/29/2016 7:44:43 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | NY Times
    The Obama administration announced sanctions on Thursday against Russia and released a report that stated that the Russian government deployed computer hackers to attack the Democratic Party’s computers. Follow Link to diagram
  • Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android implant: report

    12/22/2016 4:54:44 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/16 | Dustin Volz
    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016. The malware was able to retrieve communications and some locational data from infected devices, intelligence that would have likely been used to strike against the artillery in support of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine. The malware used to track Ukrainian artillery units was a variant of the kind used to hack into the Democratic National Committee. [a nice multi-use malware, almost like the Swiss knife]...
  • Russian hackers took down the Pentagon last year (eMail server)

    12/18/2016 10:47:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | 16 December 2016 | Nick Farrell
    Only just finding out about it nowRussian hackers working for Tsar Putin took down the US Pentagon in 2015 in a hack which caused a secret revamp of systems. The unclassified email system used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff was hijacked in the attack, leaving data of nearly 3,500 military personnel and civilians vulnerable to exposure. It was believed to have been an attempt at crippling the Pentagon's systems, instead of a cyberespionage campaign, but the attack did not exactly come off as planned. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey told CBS News that the NSA director Admiral...
  • Obama: I Told the Russians to ‘Stop It’ and ‘Cut It Out’ After Hacks(Ruh Roh!)

    12/17/2016 6:59:16 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/16/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama defended his response to Russia after Wikileaks published emails from top Democrats which disrupted the elections. “I told Russia to stop it, and indicated there will be consequences when they do it,” he said to reporters during a press conference on Friday. Obama said that he personally challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin behind the scenes, but he let law enforcement handle the investigations and the release of information. “In early September when I saw President Putin in China I felt that the most effective way to ensure that that didn’t happen was to talk to him directly...
  • So, the RNC Blocked the Attempted Russian Hack?

    12/16/2016 8:20:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | December 16, 2016 9:37 AM | by RICH LOWRY
    RNC officials, concerned they too might have been compromised, called a private computer security firm, which in turn called the FBI and obtained information about what kinds of malicious emails to look for, the person said. Upon inspection, the RNC found that its electronic filters had blocked emails sent to a former employee matching the description they’d been warned about. The apparently successful blocking of a Russian espionage operation offers one possible explanation why the GOP’s main political organization didn’t suffer the same fate as its Democratic counterpart—a deluge of leaked emails revealing private correspondence and internal strategy.
  • Why Didn't Obama Do More About Russian Election Hack?

    12/15/2016 5:28:54 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    NBCNEWS.com ^ | 12/15/16 | William M. Arkin, Ken Dilanian, Robert Windrem and Cynthia McFadden
    The Obama administration didn't respond more forcefully to Russian hacking before the presidential election because they didn't want to appear to be interfering in the election and they thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win and a potential cyber war with Russia wasn't worth it, multiple high-level government officials told NBC News. "They thought she was going to win, so they were willing to kick the can down the road," said one U.S official familiar with the level of Russian hacking. The administration did take action in response to the hack prior to the election. In September, President Obama...
  • A Clinton Campaign Aide’s Typo Allowed Hackers To Access John Podesta’s Email Account

    12/13/2016 7:12:10 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A Clinton campaign aide says that a typo in a March 19 email sent to John Podesta is to blame for opening the campaign chairman’s Gmail account up to Russian cyber hackers. The IT aide, Charles Delavan, tells The New York Times that his error — typing the word “legitimate” instead of “illegitimate” to describe a hacker’s email — continues to haunt him. “This is a legitimate email,” Delavan wrote to Clinton campaign aide Sara Latham after she forwarded him an spear phishing email designed to look like official correspondence from Google. “John needs to change his password immediately,” Delavan...
  • Doesn't This CIA/NYT Marriage Look Strangely Familiar?

    12/11/2016 10:34:42 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 16 replies
    My seething mind | 11 Dec 16 | Moi
    This whole Russian hackers may be Wiki's source of HRC's emails and that means the Russians "hacked the election" narrative reminds me very much of the stunt an ambassador named Joe Wilson pulled in 2002, with the help of the New York Times. Anyone remember this? It was not long after G.W. Bush's State of the Union address, where Bush said that Saddam Hussein had sought to buy enriched uranium from Africa (presumably to make weapons of mass destruction.) Joe Wilson, who was a liberal, decided to "investigate" this claim. He went to one country, Niger, for about 10 days...
  • Georgia Secretary of State: DHS Attacked Our Firewall

    12/09/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    On Thursday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask “why [it] was attempting to breach” the firewall protecting his computer infrastructure. The letter also drew attention to the fact that “under 18 U.S.C. 1030, attempting to gain access or exceeding authorized access to protected computer systems is illegal."In the weeks and months leading up to the elections, DHS and other federal agencies expressed growing concerns over the threat of Russian hackers penetrating government computers. Many of those concerns were based in the oft-repeated claim that the hacking of the...
  • Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

    12/09/2016 8:03:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-2016 | Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others. "The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process ... and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Monaco said during an event hosted by the...
  • Panel to Trump: Train 100,000 hackers

    12/02/2016 7:00:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KRCR-TV ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jose Pagliery, CNN
    The incoming Trump administration is being advised to train 100,000 hackers. The new president should also make an effort to develop international norms for hacking, essentially drawing red lines to avoid cyber warfare or even armed conflict. President Obama's special Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released its long-awaited report Friday night. In it, the panel outlines a challenging to-do list that makes clear cybersecurity is a top national priority. Computer hacking is now commonplace and more dangerous than ever....
  • Emails show how Clinton campaign chair was apparently hacked

    10/28/2016 6:09:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28,2016 | TAMI ABDOLLAH and MICHAEL BIESECKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing political disclosures about Democrats in the final weeks before the U.S. presidential election. The hackers sent John Podesta an official-looking email on Saturday, March 19, that appeared to come from Google. It warned that someone in Ukraine had obtained Podesta's personal Gmail password and tried unsuccessfully to log in, and it directed him to a website where he should "change your password...
  • Tweet: #PodestaEmails17: Only Russian hackers could guess passwords this sophisticated

    10/26/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | thoughtcrime @rawdawgbuffalo
    Twitter user's outrage at the stupidity of the Clinton campaign's cavalier attitude towards cyber security -- check out the passwords on Hillary's and Podesta's accounts!
  • When the Entire Internet Seems to Break At Once

    10/21/2016 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 165 replies
    http://www.theatlantic.com ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Robinson Meyer and Adrienne Lafrance
    For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical problems, according to user reports and the web-tracking site downdetector.com. They included The New York Times, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, Tumblr, Spotify, PayPal, Verizon, Comcast, EA, the Playstation network, and others. How was it possible to take down all those sites at once?
  • Now, If Russian Hackers Wanted Trump To Win... (V)

    10/21/2016 8:38:13 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 30 replies
    media buzz | 10-21-2016 | Orangehoof
    So, let's say that the Democrats really are telling the truth and Russian hackers are behind all the embarrassing hacking going on of the DNC and various federal agencies (notice they don't dispute what the hacks reveal, only who's doing them) and we know Democrats are trying myriad ways to commit vote fraud in this election, it would not be too far a reach to think Russian hackers might have access to vote tabulation centers in the U.S. to change the results of the American vote in favor of Trump.
  • DEAR DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN, I AM NOT SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL (major vomit alert)

    10/11/2016 2:32:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/10/2016 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Updated | I am Sidney Blumenthal. At least, that is what Vladimir Putin—and, somehow, Donald Trump—seem to believe. And that should raise concerns about not only Moscow’s attempts to manipulate this election but also how Trump came to push Russian disinformation to American voters. An email from Blumenthal—a confidant of Hillary Clinton and a man, second only to George Soros, at the center of conservative conspiracy theories—turned up in the recent document dump by WikiLeaks. At a time when American intelligence believes Russian hackers are trying to interfere with the presidential election, records have been fed recently to WikiLeaks out...
  • Official: No 'manipulation' of data seen in election hacks

    10/02/2016 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2016 1:45 PM ET | Tami Abdollah
    Hackers have made their way into state election systems “in a few cases,” but the federal government hasn’t found “any manipulation” so far of voting information, the Homeland Security secretary said Saturday. Twenty-one states have contacted the agency for help in safeguarding their election systems, and Jeh Johnson is urging additional requests for cybersecurity assistance. “We hope to see more,” Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. A department official told The Associated Press on Friday that hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months. The official, who was not authorized to publicly...
  • DHS Confirms Hackers Targeted Election Systems in 20 States

    10/01/2016 9:53:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | October 1, 2016 | David Z. Morris
    Targets included Arizona and Illinois, with Russia again a prime suspect. A Homeland Security official has confirmed that hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states, the Associated Press reports. That disclosure puts hard numbers on a similar statement made earlier in the week from FBI Director James Comey. Comey stated that hackers were scanning voter database systems, “which is a preamble for potential intrusion activities,” and had attempted to gain access to some systems. Among states that have been targeted are Illinois and Arizona. In Illinois, hackers reportedly successfully downloaded information on as many as...
  • Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks (I-net giveaway)

    09/30/2016 7:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 9/29/2016 | Drew FitzGerald
    Attackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices​in homes and businesses connected to the internet. The assaults raised eyebrows among security experts both for their size and for the machines that made them happen. The attackers used as many as one million Chinese-made security cameras, digital video recorders and other infected devices to generate webpage requests and data that knocked their targets offline, security experts said. Those affected include French web hosting provider OVH and U.S. security researcher...
  • FBI director: Hackers 'poking around' voter systems

    09/28/2016 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 28, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    The FBI has discovered attempted hacks of voter registration sites in more than a dozen states according to two law enforcement officials. US investigators believe that Russia is behind those attempted hacks the officials said. Earlier Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey spoke of additional attempted hacks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, but did not specify a number.
  • BREAKING: Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

    09/22/2016 12:23:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 79 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-22-2016 | Staff
    The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and security questions for verifying an account holder’s identity. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    09/19/2016 8:08:27 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 12 replies
    Techworm.net ^ | September 18, 2016 | Vijay Prabhu
    "Today we look at the reason why hackers always prefer Linux over Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. You may have your own reasons for choosing Linux but what do hackers really look forward to while working with Linux."
  • Report: Thousands Of Clinton, Blumenthal Computer Files On Deep Web

    09/17/2016 7:22:15 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 9-16-16 | kerry picket
    Hackers may have gained access to Hillary Clinton’s and Sidney Blumenthal’s unsecured files by initially hacking Marcel Lazar Lehel, aka Guccifer, sources told PJ Media. At least one or more American whistleblowers told House and Senate Intelligence Committees the unsecured files stolen by the unidentified hackers can be found at specific locations in the Deep Web and are known as the “Russian files.” According to a PJ Media source, attaining the files did not require hacking Russians or any other computer, but instead locating the images of the files that remain when the hackers move the files around the Deep...
  • Someone is Probing to Take Down the Internet, Warns Cryptographer

    09/14/2016 9:55:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Hacked.Com ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Samburaj Das
    The pillars that provide the basic infrastructure of the internet are being probed by an unknown entity that is probing for that point where the foundation cracks and the internet breaks. The internet’s critical and underlying basic infrastructure is being probed by an unknown attacker who is – patiently – looking for vulnerabilities, revealed cybersecurity expert and cryptographer Bruce Schneier. A board member at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor project, Schneier is also the chief technology officer at Resilient, a cybersecurity firm recently acquired by IBM. In a blog post, Schneier states that some of the companies...
  • Pelosi to Ryan: Don't use hacked documents in campaigns

    09/06/2016 11:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2016 5:43 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday to keep Republican candidates from using hacked Democratic documents in this year’s election campaigns, the latest political twist in a summer of revelations of digital break-ins believed linked to Russia. “Russia’s cyber attack is an unprecedented assault on the sanctity of our democratic process,” Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in a letter to the Wisconsin Republican. “We must come together to say that defending our democracy from Russia’s meddling is more important than any advantage or disadvantage in this election.” A GOP aide said Ryan cannot control campaign ads by Republican...
  • First on CNN: FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others

    08/23/2016 11:07:47 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016 | Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz
    Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
  • The Truth About Hackers and Why they Prefer Trump

    08/21/2016 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/21/16 | Anthony J. Ciani
    Anthony J. Ciani’s article “Why Would Russians Hack Democrats” reveals the reason hackers have concentrated their efforts on exposing the corruption of the Democrat Party. The last two paragraphs of Ciani’s piece provide everything the American voting public needs to understand why the administration of a President Donald Trump would prove so deadly to those who prostitute the nation for their own gain. “Why Would Russians Hack Democrats” By Anthony J. Ciani Final paragraphs "What hackers have revealed, and will continue to reveal, is a conglomeration of big banks, big businesses, big media and big government, all owned and controlled...
  • Site connected to Russian hackers posts Republican emails

    08/13/2016 4:13:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/12/2016 | Joe Uchill
    A website tied to the hacking scandal of the Democratic Party has now posted a small batch of leaked emails from Republican campaigns and state GOP staffers. The emails on the site, known as DCLeaks, appear to be from state party officials and former Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The messages range from June to October of 2015. ... Most of the messages coordinate campaign activities, solicit funds, or invite or RSVP to events. The archive is largely the procedural minutia of running campaigns or state parties. The emails include a wide array of constituent email addresses....
  • UPDATE: Guccifer 2.0 Leaks Documents from NANCY PELOSI’S PERSONAL COMPUTER!

    08/12/2016 5:19:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 88 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    That’s Not All…. Guccifer also released documents from Nancy Pelosi’s personal computer! Can you imagine the garbage can of filth and corruption that must be on that computer? Democrats must be very, very worried.
  • Hackers show how they tricked a Tesla into hitting objects in its path

    08/09/2016 12:49:59 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 8, 2016 | Paul Szoldra
    LAS VEGAS — A group of researchers presenting at last week's Def Con hacker conference showed how they were able to overwhelm or deceive Tesla's sophisticated sensors to make a car hit an object it would normally detect in its path. "Normally the car will not move. However, when we jam the sensor it moves," Chen Yan said in a talk on Friday while playing a demo video of a Tesla Model S attack. "It hit me," he added, to audience laughter.
  • Hackers post anti-Donald Trump message on road sign

    08/07/2016 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | August 4, 2016 | Salvador Rivera
    <p>SAN DIEGO -- At some point early Thursday morning, someone hacked a portable electronic road sign and posted an anti-Donald Trump message followed by the letters "KKK."</p> <p>The message board is part of a construction project at Adams Avenue and Interstate 15.</p>
  • ISRAELI HACKERS hack ISIS heavily encrypted dark net, reveal past & future attack plans

    08/06/2016 2:48:09 PM PDT · by wtd · 25 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | August 6, 2016
    ISRAELI HACKERS break into the Islamic State on the heavily encrypted dark net, revealing past and future attack plansAn Israeli cyber intelligence company has hacked ISIS communications on the dark net and learned about the group’s plans to attack U.S. air bases in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. According to the latest Homeland Security report, which calls the terrorist’s success rate “alarmingly high” and “growing,” statistics claim 44% of the group’s plots have been completed so far this year Haaretz According to cyber intelligence company Intsights, ISIS uploads potential targets – the French church attack was among them –...
  • Democrats fear 'October surprise' as White House ponders hack response

    08/06/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | August 5th, 2016 | By Eric Geller and Cory Bennett
    As Hillary Clinton supporters fret about a WikiLeaks “October surprise,” dozens of defense and security experts from both parties are urging the Obama administration to take tough action if it concludes that Russia orchestrated a series of cyberattacks on the Democratic Party. But based on past U.S. handling of foreign-sponsored cyberassaults, it could take months or even years to mount such a response — action that could encompass anything from public shaming or economic sanctions to indictments or retaliatory hacking. Even the most optimistic timeline, according to interviews with former security and law enforcement officials, could delay a forceful U.S....
  • Congress to Obama: If you know who’s behind the hacks, out with it, chief

    08/01/2016 7:48:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Bluff called. The reason we’re not supposed to care about the nasty content found on DNC e-mail servers, according to Democrats, is that it’s far more important to focus on the horror of the Russians hacking our e-mail! The same Russians the Democrats mocked Mitt Romney for naming as a geopolitical foe are now the greatest threat to all mankind because they’re able to read about Hillary’s yoga routines and the DNC’s rigging of its primaries. And maybe it was the Russians, but if the Obama Administration knows that for sure as it keeps implying, members of Congress from both...
  • Speaker Ryan to Russia: Stay out of election

    07/27/2016 11:34:43 AM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27th, 2016 | By Jessie Hellmann
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) office issued a tough statement on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that warmed him to stay out of the U.S. election. “Russia is a global menace led by a devious thug. Putin should stay out of this election," Ryan's spokesman Brendan Buck said in the statement. The strong language was notable given comments from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump earlier in which he said he hoped Russia had presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from her use of a private email server. “If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they...
  • Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on US elections

    07/26/2016 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/26/2016 | Matthew Chance
    (CNN)Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers. However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources. "Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain...
  • Democrats Accuse Russia Of Hacking DNC Server To Help Donald Trump [IMPORTANT INFO]

    07/25/2016 1:12:36 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 88 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the aftermath of the fallout from the DNC server hack, the Democrats have been scrambling how to redirect public anger (especially among Bernie Sanders supporters) from the revelations that not only did the Democratic party try everything in its power to sabotage Bernie Sanders presidential bid, but also colluded with various "impartial" media outlets as well as breach fundraising rules in the process. And, as of this morning, it appears that the solution they have decided upon is not to explain or even justify the scandalous actions, but to simply blame Russia for the hack. [SNIP] Except... there is...
  • Maxthon Browser Sends Sensitive Data to China (!)

    07/14/2016 9:33:55 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eduard Kovacs
    ... Developed by China-based Maxthon International, the browser is available for all major platforms in more than 50 languages. In 2013, after the NSA surveillance scandal broke, the company boasted about its focus on privacy and security, and the use of strong encryption. Researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity and Poland-based Exatel recently found that Maxthon regularly sends a file named ueipdata.zip to a server in Beijing, China, via HTTP. Further analysis revealed that ueipdata.zip contains an encrypted file named dat.txt. This file stores information on the operating system, CPU, ad blocker status, homepage URL, websites visited by the user (including online...
  • Comey: "probably hacked" (In other news, Russian universities dominate in 2016 hacking competition).

    07/06/2016 7:47:59 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/6/16 | David Sanger
    "When the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Tuesday that his investigators had no “direct evidence” that Hillary Clinton’s email account had been “successfully hacked,” both private experts and federal investigators immediately understood his meaning: It very likely had been breached, but the intruders were far too skilled to leave evidence of their work."