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  • Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses

    12/05/2019 1:20:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | 12/5/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 5, 2019 Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses Resulting in Tens of Millions in Losses and Second Russian National Charged with Involvement in Deployment of “Bugat” Malware Reward of up to $5 Million Offered for Information Leading to Arrest or Conviction The United States of America, through its Departments of Justice and State, and the United Kingdom, through its National Crime Agency (NCA), today announced the unsealing of criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln, Nebraska, against Maksim V. Yakubets, aka...
  • Official: Russian-owned company attempted Ohio election hack

    12/01/2019 6:23:35 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | November 27, 2019 | Staff
    Ohio detected and thwarted an election-related cyber attack earlier this month, the states elections chief said. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the relatively unsophisticated hacking attempt on Nov. 5, which was Election Day, originated in Panama but was traced to a Russian-owned company. LaRose told The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday that the would-be attackers were looking around for vulnerabilities in his offices website. They are poking around for soft spots, LaRose said. The ultimate goal of such attacks is disrupting and undermining the credibility of elections, but LaRose said Ohios election results are safe because neither the election machines...
  • CrowdStrike: a Conspiracy Wrapped in a Conspiracy Inside a Conspiracy

    11/29/2019 5:17:25 AM PST · by Openurmind · 111 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Nov 29, 2019 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the last few days, media talking heads have been saying the word "CrowdStrike" a lot, defining it as a wild conspiracy theory originating in Moscow. They were joined by Chris Wallace at Fox News, who informed us that president Trump and his ill-informed fans believe in a crazy idea that the DNC wasn't hacked by the Russians but by some Ukrainian group named CrowdStrike that stole the DNC server and brought it to Ukraine , and that it was Ukraine that meddled in our 2016 election and not Russia. A crazy idea indeed. Except that neither Trump nor his...

    03/07/2017 3:42:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies ^ | 3-7-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama's people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • BREAKING: Senate investigators looking into whether a DNC operative...

    11/24/2019 11:55:20 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 75 replies
    twitter ^ | 11/24/2019 | Paul Sperry
    BREAKING: Senate investigators looking into whether a DNC operative who worked w Clinton campaign & Ukraine Embassy to dig up dirt on Trump campaign, originated the Russia-hacked-the-DNC conspiracy theory & poss misled FBI. Senate seeks FBI 302s & imaging of laptop of Ali Chalupa
  • DNC Operative Alexandra Chalupa Behind Trump-Russia Hoax Is Linked to Obama DOJ Hacking Attacks...

    11/22/2019 6:53:34 PM PST · by Revel · 37 replies
    GP ^ | 11-22-19 | Assistant Editor
    During the Democrats sham impeachment inquiry this week, Republican Congressman Deven Nunes brought up the name Alexandra Chalupa several times. Alexandra Ali Chalupa is a Democratic National Committee operative linked to Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and fake whistleblower / CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella. However even the usually well-informed Rep. Nunes seems to have missed one of the biggest bombshells of the Democrats 2016 election interference thats been hiding in plain sight: Chalupas admission she was involved in a plot to scan a number of states voting systems with Obamas Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security in what Chalupa...
  • (Vanity) Like pulling a thread on a sweater...

    10/28/2016 4:29:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    Breitbart at Rep. Weiner's press conference. Published on Jun 6, 2011 In Full: Andrew Breitbart came forward at Rep. Anthony Weiner's New York City press conference to defend himself against allegations claiming he hacked the congressman's Twitter account.
  • After Google acquisition, some Fitbit users worry about privacy

    11/20/2019 11:54:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2019 | Jennifer Elias
    When Mike Carpenter learned Googles latest acquisition would be Fitbit, the maker of a device he wore at all hours of the day except in the shower, he left his Fitbit Charge 3 on the table at his office where he was working that day. He, and others like him, havent picked it up since. On Nov. 1, Google said would be buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion in hopes of boosting its hardware business getting a foothold in the health space. Google explicitly said in the announcing the deal that it wont sell users' personal or health data. Despite that...
  • Top Dem Senator:Trump Deserves Credit For Letting USPunchBack At Russia,Unlike Past Presidents

    11/17/2019 6:27:30 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    dailywire ^ | Nov 16, 2019 | By Ryan Saavedra
    Democrat Sen. Mark Warner (VA) said during an interview this week that President Donald Trump deserves credit for allowing the United States to punch back at and use its offensive capabilities against Russias cyber attacks. He also noted that Trump has made it a lot easier to take action against Russia than former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Warner, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, made the remarks on PBSs Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, which aired on Friday. There are two main issues: There is the integrity of the election infrastructure, and then theres the...
  • Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage

    11/15/2019 10:49:31 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | 11/15/19 | DOJ
    Full Title: Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage and Abuse Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 15, 2019 An Orland Park, Illinois, resident was sentenced yesterday to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on one count of conspiracy to cause damage to internet-connected computers for his role in owning, administering and supporting illegal booter services that launched millions of illegal denial of service, or DDoS, attacks against victim computer systems in the United States and elsewhere. Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle...
  • Russian National Extradited for Running Online Criminal Marketplace

    11/13/2019 1:48:19 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | November 12, 2019 | DOJ
    A Russian national made his initial appearance in federal court today on charges related to his alleged operation of two websites devoted to the facilitation of payment card fraud, computer hacking, and other crimes.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Special Agent in Charge Matthew S. Miller of the U.S. Secret Service’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.Aleksei Burkov, 29, arrived at Dulles International Airport this morning after being extradited from Israel.  The indictment unsealed today charges Burkov with wire fraud, access...
  • The Hapless Shakedown Crew That Hacked Trumps Inauguration

    10/25/2019 4:06:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 25 Oct 2019 | Drew Hinshaw
    The 20-something couple with a history of small-time scams had inadvertently hacked the worlds most powerful nation for a five-figure ransom at a time of high anxiety over national security on Inauguration Day. The Romanians had launched hundreds of thousands of emails embedded with ransomware in an attachment disguised as an invoice, authorities said. The list of email addresses they bought included, by chance, the Washington, D.C., police department. A recipient there apparently took the bait, opening the attachment that locked up the street-camera system. Only a payment could produce the key. Ms. Cismaru sent a message to the Journal...
  • Opinion: The voice from our Nest camera threatened to steal our baby (Google's surveillance)

    10/18/2019 12:55:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 29 replies ^ | October 18, 2019 | JACK NEWCOMBE
    A father Googled ‘Nest + camera + hacked’ and found out that this happens frequently It was an unremarkable Wednesday afternoon when our nanny texted my wife and me asking if we were speaking through one of the Nest cameras in our house. We both replied that we were not.Then the nanny texted that a voice was coming through the kitchen camera and using bad words.I immediately pulled up the video feed and began reviewing:Related Articles How Nest, designed to keep intruders out of people’s homes, effectively allowed hackers to get in I hear the familiar chime, which means someone...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagons recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • CrowdStrike and the Impeachment Frenzy

    10/04/2019 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-4-2019 | George Parry
    No wonder the Dems are nervous: The alleged Russian hacking of the DNCs computers is proving to be a Hillary campaign and DNC scam that went unchallenged by Messrs. Comey and Mueller. In his telephone conversation with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, President Trump requested Ukraines help in getting to the bottom of the Russian collusion narrative and the role of CrowdStrike, a private computer security company, in propagating that story. Lost in the volcanic eruption of faux outrage and condemnation aimed at the president by the Democrats and their wholly owned media subsidiary, this reference to CrowdStrike indicates that the...
  • Simjacker Phone Hijack

    09/19/2019 2:00:01 PM PDT · by Windflier · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 17 September 2019 | TWiT Tech Podcast Network
    Introducing: Simjacker a new SIM card flaw, discovered being actively exploited in the wild, which allows attackers to hijack any phone just by sending it an SMS message. Security Now's Steve Gibson has all the details. Watch the full episode of Security Now: Hosts: Leo Laporte, Steve Gibson
  • Canberra kept quiet knowledge that China hacked Australian Parliament, political parties

    09/16/2019 7:46:04 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 4 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 9/16/19 | Duncan DeAeth
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) China was reportedly responsible for a series of cyber-attacks on the Australian government earlier this year, according to a Reuters report published on Monday (Sept. 16). According to Reuters' five insider sources, Beijing was determined to be responsible for sophisticated hacks that targeted the computer systems of Australias parliament and private servers belonging to the country's three largest political parties. One of Australias intelligence agencies, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), concluded in March that China was responsible for the attack on the Parliament, but the report remains classified. The hacks targeting the Australian Parliament allegedly took...
  • Did they get me?: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agencys domestic spying program. It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data, said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware

    09/01/2019 10:55:26 PM PDT · by Norski · 17 replies
    MRT ^ | August 30, 2019 | Frank Bajak
    Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for a company whose calling card is privacy. A mere visit to one of a small number of tainted websites could infect an iPhone with an implant capable of sending the smartphone owner's text messages, email, photos and real-time location data to the cyberspies behind the operation. "This is definitely the most serious iPhone hacking incident that's ever been brought to public attention, both because of the indiscriminate targeting and the amount of data compromised by...
  • [Lesbian] Houston astronaut accused of hacking ex-spouse's bank account from space

    08/23/2019 8:13:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    .click2houston ^ | August 23, 2019 | Brittany Jeffers
    Summer Worden said her 6-year-old son is her world. Worden said the child was conceived through in vitro fertilization and carried by a surrogate. When her son turned 1, Worden said she met Anne McClain. Worden and the astronaut were married eight months later but three years into the relationship, she said things got rocky. In 2018, McClain asked a judge to grant her shared parenting rights of the child, saying in documents, "She was there for his first steps and first words" and that they had a very healthy and deep parental relationship." Later that year, McClain filed court...