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  • Interference with Personal Internet Communications: Asking Help / Opinions From FR Web Tech Guru's

    11/20/2020 12:51:06 PM PST · by Sense · 45 replies
    White House ^ | 20 Nov 2020 | Sense
    I'm experiencing a number of unusual communications issues that have been interfering with my ability to access and use web functions, including blocking my access to Free Republic, and disrupting my search functionality. I'm not talking about the recent issues with changes in the home port location of the FR webpage. I'm technically literate, so its not a problem with the cache being stuffed or anything obvious like that. Just got off the phone with Jim Rob so have cleared the potential issues there... but PLEASE NOTE: unfortunately, I called before seeing this: It appears it is a knowing...
  • #BREAKING: DHS' Cyber Security Agency Releases Statement on Presidential Election:

    11/12/2020 7:04:24 PM PST · by blueyon · 77 replies
    Twitter@Breaking911 ^ | 11/12/20 | DHSand CISA??
    “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. -- There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
  • After many claims that voting systems were not connected to the internet, it turns out that they really were connected. I am genuinely curious to know why they lied about it.

    11/12/2020 10:14:55 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 12, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    After many claims that voting systems were not connected to the internet, it turns out that they really were connected. I am genuinely curious to know why they lied about it. After many claims that voting systems were not connected to the internet, it turns out that they really were connected. I am genuinely curious to know why they lied about it. NBC News reported: ‘Online and vulnerable’: Experts find nearly three dozen U.S. voting systems connected to internetA team of election security experts used a “Google for servers” to challenge claims that voting machines do not connect to the...
  • Flashback: Trump signs legislation making hacking voting systems a federal crime

    11/11/2020 4:27:19 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    resident Trump has signed legislation making it a federal crime to attempt to hack federal voting systems. The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act was unanimously approved by the House last month, over a year after the Senate also unanimously passed the legislation. Trump signed the legislation on Tuesday, just two weeks before the election. The new law empowers the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue charges against anyone who attempts to hack a voting system under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, commonly used by the agency to pursue charges against malicious hackers. The bill’s original introduction was...
  • Marriott Hit by Massive Data Breach: 500 Million Starwood Customers Impacted

    11/30/2018 7:47:03 AM PST · by bitt · 39 replies
    security week ^ | 11/30/2018 | Mike Lennon
    Marriott International said early Friday that data on roughly 500 million customers staying at Starwood hotel properties had been compromised in a breach that gave unknown attackers access to the Starwood network since 2014. The company said it has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property. The hotel giant said that on September 8, 2018, it received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database. The company said it “quickly...
  • Host L Todd Wood video revealing the mechanics behind the electronic vote steal operation has been censored by YouTube

    11/09/2020 3:44:46 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 9, 2020
    Host L Todd Wood reveals the mechanics behind the electronic vote steal operation in an interview with powerful source.This afternoon YouTube censored the best video showing how bad actors at Dominion and other voter software companies go about changing votes in their computers. Their notice reads: Age-restricted video (based on Community Guidelines).Just under 480,000 have viewed the video. I've seen it and don't recall anything that would require such a warning.Interview with Source on Electronic Vote Fraud
  • The US government seized $1 billion in bitcoin from dark web marketplace Silk Road

    11/09/2020 9:49:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 6, 2020, 5:59am EST | James Vincent
    Earlier this week, the bitcoin community was shocked when a digital wallet containing roughly $1 billion in bitcoin...was emptied by an unknown individual. The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it had seized the wallet’s contents as part of a civil forfeiture case targeting the Silk Road. The government said it retrieved the roughly 70,000 bitcoins with the help of an unnamed hacker, whose identity is known to the government but who is simply referred to as “Individual X” in court documents. “Individual X” allegedly hacked the Silk Road’s payments system some time in 2012 or 2013. The government...
  • (RESEARCH THREAD) The Anatomy of This Particular Steal

    11/08/2020 6:39:20 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 759 replies
    Freeper collaberation | 11/8/2020 | By Laz A. Mataz and LilFarmer (so far)
    PLEASE NOTE. THIS IS A RESEARCH THREAD. I NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK TO PROVIDE AS MUCH EVIDENCE, HARD EVIDENCE, AS POSSIBLE. I WILL MONITOR THIS THREAD AND COMPILE ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO A NEW AND REFINED THREAD. I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS BY TONIGHT. I NEED YOUR HELP!This election has been stolen. Pure and simple. Now we must show the world, before December 13th when the Electors are appointed, and before the Special Elections occur for various runoffs that will happen (for example, in Georgia, for the Senate seats, on January 5th. How did it occur, you may ask. It...
  • 'Online and vulnerable': Experts find nearly three dozen U.S. voting systems connected to internet

    11/08/2020 5:49:54 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 10, 2020 | Kevin Monahan, Cynthia McFadden, and Didi Martinez
    A team of election security experts used a “Google for servers” to challenge claims that voting machines do not connect to the internet and found some did. It was an assurance designed to bolster public confidence in the way America votes: Voting machines “are not connected to the internet.” Then Acting Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security Jeanette Manfra said those words in 2017, testifying before Congress while she was responsible for the security of the nation’s voting system. So many government officials like Manfra have said the same thing over the last few years...
  • Interview with Source on Electronic Vote Fraud (MUST-SEE video showing how the voting system was easily hacked)

    11/08/2020 7:45:17 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/5/2020 | Russell Ramsland interviewed by L Todd Wood
    Watch before it is disappeared. Cybersecurity expert Russell Ramsland of Dallas demonstrates how the state voting systems are connected to the internet with minimal security and are easily hacked. He shows examples of thousands of votes being switched in an instant. He is not a kook. The demonstration is clear and easy to follow. This is how 100,000+ fake votes can appear at 3 a.m.
  • China Blasts US As “Empire Of Hacking” After Damning NSA Report Spotlights Beijing

    10/22/2020 7:08:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week the National Security Agency released a cybersecurity advisory which focused on attempts of Chinese state-backed hackers to gain access to intellectual property such as coronavirus research or advanced technologies, or political and military information. Tuesday's NSA advisory identified "vulnerabilities" in US systems that have been “recently leveraged, or scanned-for, by Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors” — for example bugs in software like Microsoft Windows or Citrix Systems. But now China’s Foreign Ministry has slammed the NSA report, calling out the spy agency's 'hypocrisy' and shining a light on vast US domestic surveillance exposed years ago by Edward...
  • Northern Virginia school system hacked, data held for ransom

    09/16/2020 7:21:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies ^ | September 11, 2020
    FAIRFAX, Va. - Virginia’s largest school system has been hacked and the attackers are seeking a ransom payment to keep them from disclosing stolen personal information. WRC-TV in Washington reports that the internet hacking group Maze posted some of the data stolen from Fairfax County Public Schools, including student disciplinary records and grades, to prove its hack was successful. The school system confirmed the hack and said it is investigating and working with law enforcement. Unrelated, the school system reported it experienced technical difficulties Friday as students completed the first week of online schooling.
  • Justice Department indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers for targeting over 100 companies

    09/16/2020 10:23:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 16 2020 | Maggie Miller
    The Justice Department on Wednesday announced indictments against five Chinese and two Malaysian individuals for allegedly targeting and hacking over 100 companies in the U.S. and around the world. The five Chinese nationals, part of a hacking group known as “APT41,” were charged with targeting video game companies, telecommunications groups, social media platforms, computer hardware manufacturers, foreign governments, universities, think tanks, and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, while two Malaysian nationals were taken into custody for conspiracy in some of the attacks. In addition, the Justice Department announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia had issued...
  • Joe Biden’s Campaign App Exposes Data on 191 Million Americans

    09/15/2020 12:04:10 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2020 | Lucas Nolan
    A bug was recently discovered in Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s official campaign app that allowed anyone to access sensitive voter information on millions of Americans. The privacy breach reportedly affects 191 million Americans. TechCrunch reports that a recent study by the App Analyst, a mobile computing expert that reviews and investigates apps, found a major issue in Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s official campaign app. The campaign app, Vote Joe, allows Biden supporters to encourage friends and family members to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election in November by uploading their phone’s contact lists to see if their...
  • Trump Confronts Chinese Regime’s Technological Invasion - Chinese apps used to spy on and hack Americans.

    08/15/2020 10:31:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/15/2020 | Joseph Klein
    The Chinese communist empire has weaponized social media, telecommunications and cloud computing to expand the reach of its infiltration and surveillance capabilities way beyond its borders. Americans’ personal data and intellectual property are prime targets for the regime’s malign activities, which have gone on for decades without any blowbacks of consequence. In fact, globalists have encouraged the integration of China into the world economy, falling prey to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu’s stratagem that “All warfare is based on deception.” But the time has finally arrived for China to pay the piper, thanks to President Trump. The Trump...
  • Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

    07/24/2020 10:55:04 AM PDT · by higgmeister · 20 replies
    ZDNet .com ^ | 7/23/20 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services on July 23 to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems. The company is currently planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the attack's aftermath, which includes shutting down its official website, the Garmin Connect user data-syncing service, Garmin's aviation database services, and even some production lines in Asia.
  • Report: CIA Conducted Cyber Attacks Against Iran, Russia After Secret Trump Order In 2018

    07/16/2020 11:43:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2020 | Siladitya Ray
    The Central Intelligence Agency conducted offensive cyber operations against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Russia’s intelligence agency FSB and other targets after President Donald Trump issued a secret order in 2018 giving the agency broad power to undertake such actions, Yahoo News reported, citing former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. The secret authorization — issued sometime in 2018 — offered the U.S. spy agency more freedom to both conduct cyber operations and choose its target, without the White House’s approval, the report said. The order effectively undid many of the restrictions that had previously been placed on...

    07/16/2020 10:22:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 15 2020 | Micah Lee
    <SNIP> For example, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center has 29,114 accounts, and each one includes a full name; rank; police department or agency; email address; home address,; cellphone number; supervisor’s name, rank, and email address; the IP address used to create the account; and a password hash — a cryptographic representation of the user’s password (hashed with 1,000 iterations of PBKDF2 and a 24-byte salt, if you’re that kind of nerd). If a user’s password is weak, hackers with access to its hash could crack it to recover the original password, potentially leading to a giant list of all...
  • A World Without Blue Checkmarks

    07/16/2020 8:24:21 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 16, 2020 | Andrew Lawton
    For a few moments last night, Twitter was, blissfully, free from the musings of the blue check brigade. If you don't know what this club is you're rather fortunate as the blue check brigade is the gaggle of people you're to believe are more important than you, as evidenced by the small blue checkmarks that appear beside their Twitter handles. A confession: I am a member of the club insofar as I have a checkmark, as does my gracious host Mark Steyn. Though philosophically I'm relieved to be on the outside of this in-crowd. Blue-checked accounts were locked down by...
  • Russian Man Found Guilty Of Hacking Into Three Bay Area Tech Companies

    07/13/2020 3:48:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | July 10, 2020 | Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of California
    First Federal Criminal Jury Trial Conducted In Bay Area Since COVID-19 Shutdown SAN FRANCISCO – Yevgeniy Nikulin was convicted today by a federal jury for hacking into LinkedIn, DropBox, and the social networking company formerly known as Formspring, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and FBI Special Agent in Charge John L. Bennett.The jury found that Nikulin hacked into computers belonging to LinkedIn, DropBox and Formspring, damaged computers belonging to LinkedIn and Formspring by installing malware on them, stole the usernames and passwords for employees at LinkedIn and Formspring, and sold and conspired with others to sell the...