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  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Irans nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    08/23/2015 6:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    FCW Federal Computer Week ^ | August 21, 2015 | Sean Lyngass
    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers' calibrated extraction of data and the government's step-by-step response. It illuminates a sequence of events that lawmakers have struggled to pin down in public hearings with Obama administration officials. The timeline makes clear that the heist of data on 22 million current and former federal employees was one sustained assault rather than two separate intrusions to steal background investigation data and personnel records. The document, which bears the seals of OPM and the Department of Homeland Security, is dated July 14 and was prepared...
  • Massive data breach of US law enforcement 'fusion centers'

    06/21/2020 2:04:08 PM PDT · by MeganC · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 19, 2020 | Anonymous
    On Friday June 19 a trove of 269GB of data was posted to the internet by a group calling itself 'Distributed Denial of Secrets'. The link above leads to a popular Twitter hashtag on this topic. What was leaked were secret law enforcement documents that detail numerous practices of law enforcement. A lot of this is really scary police state stuff like some people here on FR post. Things like how Google keeps user files on all Google users and then passes them to law enforcement. License plate readers are used to track activists left and right. Nevada police used...
  • NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support

    02/17/2020 8:24:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Mon 17 Feb 2020 | Taylor Barnes
    On Monday, a Texas civil rights attorney launched a clemency petition for National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner in Dallas. The attorney, Alison Grinter, encountered Winner through Crystal Mason, a Texas mother who served time alongside Winner in a Fort Worth federal prison after receiving a five-year sentence for illegal voting in the 2016 presidential election. Mason and Winner became friends in the facilitys newsroom, where they spent long hours watching TV news and debating current events. After hearing about Winner from Mason, Grinter began corresponding with the whistleblowers mother, Billie Winner-Davis, on Twitter. Last year, the two women drove...
  • Who In The Hell Hired NSA Leaker Reality Leigh Winner After Her Twitter Rants?

    06/08/2017 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | June 8, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Who In The Hell Hired NSA Leaker Reality Leigh Winner After Her Twitter Rants?
  • Reality Winner Leaks Connected to DHS?

    06/08/2017 5:15:56 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 6, 2017 | Tracy Beans
    The stolen document is basically useless . . . but where is this Winner located? Hmmm Georgia? Georgia election officials accuse DHS of hacking state computer system. Georgia was one of only two states refuse help from the DHS in securing the elections noticed they were hacked and the hack came from within the Department of Homeland Security and they called it out.
  • Cheektowaga Man Charged with Making Threats (Hacking Police Communications)

    06/12/2020 9:12:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    WBEN ^ | 06 12 2020 | Tom Puckett
    Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police have made an arrest in a case of threats made through the emergency frequency. Police say transmissions included threats to commit shootings inside a retail establishment in the Town of Cheektowaga. The break in the case came when a Patrolman heard a transmission and noticed Jonathan Roberts vehicle nearby. After investigation, a radio capable of transmitting on the Cheektowaga Police Departments frequency was located in Roberts' vehicle and his voice matched that of a recording from threats made in May. Roberts was arranged by Erie County Court Judge Calvo-Torres and released on his own recognizance....
  • Communist China Continues to Target American Creativity

    05/13/2020 7:52:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/13/2020 | Austin Bay
    In mid-April, a senior FBI official warned that cyber spies were attacking U.S. and allied medical research institutions developing coronavirus vaccines. The U.S. Department of Justice later pegged China as the chief witch doctor of medical espionage and suggested a crash American COVID-19/Wuhan virus vaccine project nicknamed Operation Warp Speed is Beijing's major target. During World War II, American leaders feared Nazi Germany sought a nuclear weapons program. So at warp speed, the Manhattan Project split atoms in an experimental reactor and then developed and deployed operational atomic bombs. The "crash" Manhattan Project gave the U.S. and its allies a...
  • Iran Arrests American Founder of Pro-Regime Lobby

    10/30/2015 4:36:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 27, 2015
    Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen who helped establish a pro-Tehran lobbying group in America, has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely. -excerpt- Namazi has been described as one of the “intellectual architects” of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that has been accused of working in support of the regime in Tehran. He and NIAC Director Trita Parsi founded the organization as a way to continuously lobby for the removal of sanctions against Iran and to promote Iran’s foreign policy, while combating the pro-Israel sentiment in America, according to documents from a Cyprus convention...
  • Not Content to Lie and Hoard PPE, China Is Allegedly Hacking the U.S. for Coronavirus Treatments

    05/11/2020 8:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    As American researchers are working hard to develop a vaccine and a cure for the Chinese coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, Chinese Communist Party hackers are targeting American research for cyberattacks, according to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Rogue actors have increased cybertheft and attacks amid the coronavirus pandemic. “China’s long history of bad behavior in cyberspace is well documented, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone they are going after the critical organizations involved in the nation’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told The New York...
  • Nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly from NIH, WHO, Gates Foundation and others are dumped online

    04/22/2020 9:59:43 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    WAPO aka bezos ^ | 4-22-20 | Souad Mekhennet and Craig Timberg
    Unknown activists have posted nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly belonging to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and other groups working to combat the coronavirus pandemic, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online extremism and terrorist groups. While SITE was unable to verify whether the email addresses and passwords were authentic, the group said the information was released Sunday and Monday and almost immediately used to foment attempts at hacking and harassment by far-right extremists. An Australian cybersecurity expert, Robert Potter, said he was able to verify that the WHO...
  • Declassified and redacted documents about Spying on Trump - the FBI informant!

    I dont know where to post this here. Figure people would be interested. The fun starts on page 158
  • How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

    04/02/2020 8:21:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 04/01/2020 | Nancy Clanton
    As the video conferencing platform Zoom has grown in popularity during the novel coronavirus pandemic, so have instances of Zoom bombing. Zoom bombing is when someone joins your meeting and disrupts it in some way. Create a unique ID Instead of using the personal meeting ID Zoom assigns when you create an account, pcmag.com recommends you instead generate a unique code. Create a waiting room By creating a waiting room, the host and/or co-hosts can control who joins a meeting. The waiting room option can be found under account settings. Once enabled, the host can either put everyone in the...
  • Fort Worth ISD data breach

    03/05/2020 1:13:23 PM PST · by eastexsteve · 19 replies
    self | self
    I won't name the source, but Fort Worth ISD has suffered a serious data breach, and the main computer system could be down until after spring break. Got kids or a spouse in Fort Worth ISD? Watch your bank accounts or personal files.
  • FBI arrests hacker linked to former Rep. Katie Hill's campaign

    02/21/2020 3:41:31 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/20/20 | nick givas
    The FBI arrested suspected hacker Arthur Dam in connection with cyberattacks he allegedly carried out during the 2018 Democratic congressional primary that ultimately nominated former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who he was found to have ties to, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. Special Agent Elliot Weideman, who works with the Computer Intrusion Squad in the Bureau's Los Angeles field office, accused Dam of "intentionally damaging and attempting to damage a protected computer." He also claimed Dam was involved in four cyberattacks that disrupted the website of Hill's primary opponents. One of the victims saw their website go...
  • U.S. agency that handles Trump's secure communication suffered data breach

    02/20/2020 9:17:53 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/20/2020 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. defense agency responsible for secure White House communications said Social Security numbers and other personal data in its network may have been compromised, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that was sent to people possibly affected
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Indictment of Four Members of Chinas Military for Hacking into Equifax

    02/10/2020 12:30:16 PM PST · by ransomnote · 39 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 10, 2020 | William Barr
       ~ Monday, February 10, 2020 Remarks as Prepared for DeliveryGood morning.  I am here to announce the indictment of Chinese military hackers – specifically, four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – for breaking into the computer systems of the credit-reporting agency Equifax, and for stealing the sensitive personal information of nearly half of all American citizens, and also Equifax’s hard-earned intellectual property.This was one of the largest data breaches in history.  It came to light in the summer of 2017, when Equifax announced the theft.  The scale of the theft was staggering.  As alleged in the...
  • Chinese Military Personnel Charged with Computer Fraud, Economic Espionage and Wire Fraud for Hacking into Credit Reporting Agency Equifax

    02/10/2020 12:27:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 10, 2020 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, February 10, 2020   Indictment Alleges Four Members of China’s People’s Liberation Army Engaged in a Three-Month Long Campaign to Steal Sensitive Personal Information of Nearly 150 Million Americans A federal grand jury in Atlanta returned an indictment last week charging four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with hacking into the computer systems of the credit reporting agency Equifax and stealing Americans’ personal data and Equifax’s valuable trade secrets.The nine-count indictment alleges that Wu Zhiyong (吴志勇), Wang Qian (王乾), Xu Ke(许可) and Liu Lei (刘磊)...
  • U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

    02/10/2020 9:46:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. "This was one of the largest data breaches in history," Barr said of the theft, which came to light in the summer of 2017. The indictment charges four members of the Chinese Liberation Army, he said.
  • Hackers take over official Facebook Twitter accounts

    02/07/2020 5:57:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 07 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Hackers attacked two of Facebooks official Twitter accounts Friday night. The official Twitter account @Facebook and that of its messaging app, @Messenger, posted identical messages shortly before 7 p.m. Friday evening saying, Hi, we are O u r M i n e. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill the two accounts were hacked, saying they were attacked through a third-party platform. As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners at Facebook to...