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    Post  par far on Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:48 am

    "Understanding America’s “regime change” strategy in Russia."

    https://thesaker.is/understanding-americas-regime-change-strategy-in-russia/


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    Post  PhSt on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:39 pm



    Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources


    WASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex (YNDX.O) in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

    The malware, called Regin, is known to be used by the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the sources said. Intelligence agencies in those countries declined to comment.

    Western cyberattacks against Russia are seldom acknowledged or spoken about in public. It could not be determined which of the five countries was behind the attack on Yandex, said sources in Russia and elsewhere, three of whom had direct knowledge of the hack. The breach took place between October and November 2018.

    Yandex spokesman Ilya Grabovsky acknowledged the incident in a statement to Reuters, but declined to provide further details. “This particular attack was detected at a very early stage by the Yandex security team. It was fully neutralized before any damage was done,” he said.

    The company also said that “the Yandex security team’s response ensured that no user data was compromised by the attack.”

    The company, widely known as “Russia’s Google” for its array of online services from internet search to email and taxi reservations, says it has more than 108 million monthly users in Russia. It also operates in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

    The sources who described the attack to Reuters said the hackers appeared to be searching for technical information that could explain how Yandex authenticates user accounts. Such information could help a spy agency impersonate a Yandex user and access their private messages.

    The hack of Yandex’s research and development unit was intended for espionage purposes rather than to disrupt or steal intellectual property, the sources said. The hackers covertly maintained access to Yandex for at least several weeks without being detected, they said.

    The Regin malware was identified as a Five Eyes tool in 2014 following revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

    Reports by The Intercept, in partnership with a Dutch and Belgian newspaper, tied an earlier version of Regin to a hack at Belgian telecom firm Belgacom in 2013 and said British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the NSA were responsible. At the time GCHQ declined to comment and the NSA denied involvement.

    ‘CROWN JEWEL’

    Security experts say attributing cyberattacks can be difficult because of obfuscation methods used by hackers.

    But some of the Regin code found on Yandex’s systems had not been deployed in any known previous cyberattacks, the sources said, reducing the risk that attackers were deliberately using known Western hacking tools to cover their tracks.

    Yandex called in Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky, which established the attackers were targeting a group of developers inside Yandex, three sources said. A private assessment by Kaspersky, described to Reuters, concluded hackers likely tied to Western intelligence breached Yandex using Regin.

    A Kaspersky spokeswoman declined to comment.

    The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment. The White House National Security Council did not respond to a request for comment.

    The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

    Moscow-based Yandex, listed on the NASDAQ in the United States and the Moscow Exchange, has come under tighter regulatory control by the Russian government after the passage of new internet laws. Former Russian economics and trade minister Herman Gref became a Yandex board member in 2014.

    U.S. cybersecurity firm Symantec said it had also recently discovered a new version of Regin. Symantec declined to discuss where this sample was discovered, citing client confidentiality.

    “Regin is the crown jewel of attack frameworks used for espionage. Its architecture, complexity and capability sits in a ballpark of its own,” Vikram Thakur, technical director at Symantec Security Response, told Reuters. “We have seen different components of Regin in the past few months.”

    “Based on the victimology coupled with the investment required to create, maintain, and operate Regin, we believe there are at best a handful of countries that could be behind its existence,” said Thakur. “Regin came back on the radar in 2019.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-yandex-exclusive/exclusive-western-intelligence-hacked-russias-google-yandex-to-spy-on-accounts-sources-idUSKCN1TS2SX


    Just imagine the level of Outrage in Msm if it was the other way around., Rolling Eyes
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    Post  kvs on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:49 pm

    The west has a crusader complex. It has had it for over 1000 years. In many fundamental ways NATO is like Daesh/ISIS. Self-anointed
    voices of God and the "Right Way".
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    Post  nomadski on Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 pm

    @ parfar

    The west is hypocrites.  They accuse others of limiting freedoms but in their own country , like UK , where I live they put in most repressive measures . I think I told everyone about the UK , targetting me and my family before . By campaign of harrassment . Including using my mobile for 24/ 7 real time surveillance.  And other things . Including stopping my family on the street and handing them their shopping list !  putting people at work to spy on me . Etc .

    Recently they moved a Russian speaking women next door to me . I think she is divorced . But unlike previous occassions , where their operatives were aware of their role , and as a result were easy to read and avoid.  This time , the operative is seemingly unaware , making no initial direct contact . There has appeared recently a man in latest model Mercedes car ( English man ). Bringing her gifts ! An unusual occurance , for a man who could find  someone younger without child   .

    There are a lot of post deliveries to her address . But the delivery never  hardly ever takes place , when she is at home  ! The postal always knocks on my door , asking me to take parcels on her behalf . I refuse . So I think they engineer a naturalistically occuring incident . For me to initiate contact . To keep surveillance on me . Without subject even being aware of their role .

    Since I started  blogging , they have spent enormous  resources to " connect " . But failed . Using all sorts of people . All sorts of method . Does Russia know about it's citizens being used in this way in UK ? Are they safe and informed about nasty British  " intelligence "  ? Russian Embassy tell it's citizens ?
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    Post  par far on Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 am

    nomadski wrote:@ parfar

    The west is hypocrites.  They accuse others of limiting freedoms but in their own country , like UK , where I live they put in most repressive measures . I think I told everyone about the UK , targetting me and my family before . By campaign of harrassment . Including using my mobile for 24/ 7 real time surveillance.  And other things . Including stopping my family on the street and handing them their shopping list !  putting people at work to spy on me . Etc .

    Recently they moved a Russian speaking women next door to me . I think she is divorced . But unlike previous occassions , where their operatives were aware of their role , and as a result were easy to read and avoid.  This time , the operative is seemingly unaware , making no initial direct contact . There has appeared recently a man in latest model Mercedes car ( English  man ). Bringing her gifts ! An unusual occurance , for a man who could find  someone younger without child   .

    There are a lot of post deliveries to her address . But the delivery never  hardly ever takes place , when she is at home  ! The postal always knocks on my door , asking me to take parcels on her behalf . I refuse . So I think they engineer a naturalistically occuring incident . For me to initiate contact . To keep surveillance on me . Without subject even being aware of their role .

    Since I started  blogging , they have spent enormous  resources to " connect " . But failed . Using all sorts of people . All sorts of method . Does Russia know about it's citizens being used in this way in UK ? Are they safe and informed about nasty British  " intelligence "  ? Russian Embassy tell it's citizens ?

    This does not surprise me at all, we get the same shit here in Canada as well. They won't let anyone say anything against their interests and they will go to any means to stop them. I think full censorship is just around the corner. I knew a girl that running a Free Palestine campaign and they shut her down for being anti-Semitic (I don't like Palestinian or most Muslims so I don't really care but they are going against everything that they don't like.)

    I think that they are desperate and they are doing whatever they like and can do. Just be safe, if you feel unsafe and feel like you are being targeted (if you feel like you are being targeted, than you are more than likely being targeted) just love you and your family to Russia.
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    Post  Vann7 on Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:58 am

    GarryB wrote:Yeah...   which clearly spells out that what he means is economic threat.

    China is a serious economic threat to US dominance of the worlds organisations.

    In terms of a military threat China is a regional power, but not a threat to the entire western civilisation like Russia could be if provoked.

    The British interviewer clearly wanted him to say Russia was a bigger threat, because the UK doesn't see itself wanting to trade a lot with Russia, but it likely wants to trade a lot with China and if the US says no they will have problems...

    Exactly..

    China is the only one fighting the American Empire..
    By challenging directly with competition the American High tech Giants in Silicon Valley..
    The idiot Putin a reactionary President is doing absolutely NOTHING  to challenge NATO or the American empire.. and this is why They fear more China than Russia.. With RUssia is easy to handle for Americans.. because as long they don't fire nukes at Russia or directly fire bullets at them.. they know Putin will allow non direct fire at them.. and do nothing about it.. as they doing in Syria and Ukraine , a proxy war.. and will stand iddle
    when faced with Economic Sabotage.

    Russia needs Xi Jinping as president , because he knows how to defeat the US empire and
    they doing exactly that with China style economy ,that targets directly American most influential high tech business.  Putin the moron ,what he is doing is wasting a Fortune
    in Olympics and faster Missiles.. thinking that it will be ,what will convince Americans
    to change..  Americans ,the only thing they respect is LEADERSHIP ...
    and Putin's Russia will only get the respect he wants ,when He Makes Russia a Leader in the world ,in consumer High Tech business ,that directly competes with theirs and becomes an alternative to them.. But also a leader in Space..  Is only leadership what will make the US respect Russia.. if Putin's Russia shows no leadership , he will get no respect.

    Notice how Americans tried to ban Huawei from Mexico ,from Latin America and from Europe.. and nobody ,including pro US countries ,followed US demands.. Even China Huawei have more influence in Britain than Russia.. lol1  IF Putin was patriotic he will feel shamed that China/Xi Junping have more leadership than Russia/Putin . . Germany invited
    Chinese military to do training in their country.. lol1    imagine how ironic ,that China military is invited but not Russia. .lol1  Why China and why not Russia?  Because China have leadership.. they have  Major ambitions for the world development.. and Putin have no shit ambitions.. all the moron is just happy with "Stability" in Russia ,and to be allowed to sell in peace a lot of oil and gas to Europe.. Putin is what holds back Russia , stability is not enough.. surviving sanctions is not enough.. Russia needs to be a clear LEader in the world.. Only China is offering competition to US and stealing US leadership ,little by little. Each Huawei smart phone sold is a score point for China , that will increase their influence in the world.. Putin live in the old past and thinks he can influence the west promoting the old past Russian culture.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:16 am

    Good to hear you are keeping your wits about you...

    What happened to the postal service... can't deliver it to the person it is addressed to so I will pick a random neighbour and get them to do my job for me... are they not supposed to leave a card so the person the parcel is addressed to can pick it up from the depot?

    If you accepted the package and then denied all knowledge of ever receiving it would it still be theft as the person who was responsible for getting to the person it was for gave it to you.

    Wrong on so many levels, you are right to be suspicious... I wonder what other techniques they are using...

    My advice is to keep a record of absolutely everything that happens... it might be useful later on, and at worst you might make a few bob writing a book about British government persecution... might get banned in the UK but the yanks will probably buy it just because it is banned.

    Auslander could probably give you a few tips on writing style, he has skill in that area...

    Eventually there is going to be a massive public backlash against all this big government bullshit... that will be when your book becomes useful... hell it might even help trigger the backlash.
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    Post  nomadski on Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:36 pm

    @parfar

    Thanks for advice . Moving to another country is good advice . The UK environment is getting worse every day . And I have now lived here for over forty years . The problem is that I am too old to go back to my country . Also I am not sure of getting good reception . Since it was because of political problems , that I decided not to go back some thirty years ago . These problems exist there too . I think , they would like me to go back , so they can frame me (  he is corrupt  , drink alcohol , watches opposition TV, is lefty ......)  , the usual frame up , and shut me up . The world is a mess . They also cooperate with the British , when it comes to people like me !  I remember seeing a "Mullah " , in home office , granted access to files of all refugees .....  I am the fourth generation , in my family , who has in some way suffered  , in the course of Iranian politics . Since the constitutional revolution ....

    @Garryb

    I am writing . I am writing on these forums . This is the new medium . Not books . You have instant access to the  entire world . Sometimes I think that these words may be discovered by a cyber archeologist  . By a future race of people ! Maybe then we will be remembered . But on practical level , do not underestimate the importance of what we say here . Just remember that we are all here targets . They hate what we say . The power people . The elite . The criminals . The security services . Take care .....
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 am

    Good advice... I have no plans for international travel, but if I had to I would avoid US territory as I am no fan of cavity search porn...

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