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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:01 pm

    Spy trade: Russian agents in Germany may be up for exchange

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:46 pm

    Interesting News

    Rogozin: Russian authorities learn nothing new from Snowden’s revelations

    NOVO-OGAREVO, July 29 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian authorities learnt nothing new from Edward Snowden’s revelations, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Monday.

    “Snowden exposed what we knew a long time ago,” Rogozin said, noting that he means the cyber weapons.

    The Russian Deputy Prime Minister added that Russia is already taking measures to not to depend from foreign electronic components. “It is extremely important to bear in mind while rearming our enterprises that these machines may be provided with software with some spy devices implanted, and these spy devices can function in some specific way or transmit the information,” he went on to say. “This is a matter of national security, but not cyber security,” Rogozin noted. He recalled that at the previous meeting on the machine tool industry Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave an exhaustive instruction to prevent such situation.

    Rogozin added that in such sensitive areas as space Russia will rely on its own electronic component base.

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    Russian spy agencies and their activity

    Post  Viktor on Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:40 pm

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Stealthflanker on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:37 am

    hmmm are those agencies have cute receptionists in their buildings :3 ? Just curious

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  collegeboy16 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:53 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:hmmm are those agencies have cute receptionists in their buildings :3 ? Just curious
    im surprised the camera didnt get lasered

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    Post  spetsnaz edy on Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:52 pm

    Does ay one knows how to we can aply ...i would love to serve russia

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:24 am

    If you gotta ask it probably isn't going to happen.

    They will ask you.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  collegeboy16 on Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:30 pm

    no contest really- ones a honey trap any red-blooded male would love to tap, other looks like a babushka taxi dispatcher  Twisted Evil 

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    Russian spyware "Turla"

    Post  macedonian on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:16 am

    In that last article on Ukraine that I've posted, there was a link to another site that got me really interested in this story...so I did a little "research" and came across this Reuters article:

    Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States

    Reuters wrote:(Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.

    Several security researchers and Western intelligence officers say they believe the malware, widely known as Turla, is the work of the Russian government and linked to the same software used to launch a massive breach on the U.S. military uncovered in 2008.

    It was also linked to a previously known, massive global cyber spying operation dubbed Red October targeting diplomatic, military and nuclear research networks.

    Those assessments were based on analysis of tactics employed by hackers, along with technical indicators and the victims they targeted.

    "It is sophisticated malware that's linked to other Russian exploits, uses encryption and targets western governments. It has Russian paw prints all over it," said Jim Lewis, a former U.S. foreign service officer, now senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

    However, security experts caution that while the case for saying Turla looks Russian may be strong, it is impossible to confirm those suspicions unless Moscow claims responsibility. Developers often use techniques to cloud their identity.

    The threat surfaced this week after a little known German anti-virus firm, G Data, published a report on the virus, which it called Uroburos, the name text in the code that may be a reference to the Greek symbol of a serpent eating its own tail.

    Experts in state-sponsored cyber attacks say that Russian government-backed hackers are known for being highly disciplined, adept at hiding their tracks, extremely effective at maintaining control of infected networks and more selective in choosing targets than their Chinese counterparts.

    "They know that most people don't have either the technical knowledge or the fortitude to win a battle with them. When they recognize that someone is onto them, they just go dormant," said one expert who helps victims of state-sponsored hacking.

    A former Western intelligence official commented: "They can draw on some very high grade programmers and engineers, including the many who work for organized criminal groups, but also function as privateers."

    Russia's Federal Security Bureau declined comment as did Pentagon and U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials.

    On Friday, Britain's BAE Systems Applied Intelligence - the cyber arm of Britain's premier defense contractor - published its own research on the spyware, which it called "snake."

    The sheer sophistication of the software, it said, went well beyond that previously encountered - although it did not attribute blame for the attack.

    "The threat... really does raise the bar in terms of what potential targets, and the security community in general, have to do to keep ahead of cyber attacks," said Martin Sutherland, managing director of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

    NATO NATIONS TARGETED

    Security firms have been monitoring Turla for several years.

    Symantec Corp estimates up to 1,000 networks have been infected by Turla and a related virus, Agent.BTZ. It named no victims, saying only that most were government computers.

    BAE said it has collected over 100 unique samples of Turla since 2010, including 32 from Ukraine, 11 from Lithuania and 4 from Great Britain. It obtained smaller numbers from other countries.

    Hackers use Turla to establish a hidden foothold in infected networks from which they can search other computers, store stolen information, then transmit data back to their servers.

    "While it seems to be Russian, there is no way to know for sure," said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer with Helsinki-based F-Secure, which encountered Turla last year.

    Security firms that are monitoring the threat have said the operation's sophistication suggests it was likely backed by a nation state and that technical indicators make them believe it is the work of Russian developers.

    European governments have long welcomed U.S. help against Kremlin spying, but were infuriated last year to discover the scale of surveillance by America's National Security Agency that stretched also to their own territory.

    AGENT.BTZ, RED OCTOBER

    Security experts say stealthy Turla belongs to the same family as one of the most notorious pieces of spyware uncovered to date: Agent.BTZ. It was used in a massive cyber espionage operation on U.S. Central Command that surfaced in 2008 and is one of the most serious U.S. breaches to date. While Washington never formally attributed blame, several U.S. officials have told Reuters they believed it was the work of Russia.

    Hypponen said Agent.BTZ was initially found in a military network of a European NATO state in 2008, but gave no details. F-Secure is credited with naming that piece of malware in 2008, though researchers believe it was created already in 2006.

    Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner said he believes Turla and Agent.BTZ are related to Red October, which suddenly shut down after his firm reported on it in January 2013.

    "Unusually unique artifacts link Red October, Agent.BTZ and Turla," he said, referring to strings of text contained in the code and functionality of the malware.

    Eric Chien, technical director with Symantec Security Response, described Turla as "the evolution" of Agent.BTZ. "They are a very active development group," Chien said.

    Finland said its Foreign Ministry computer systems had been penetrated by an attack last year but would not elaborate.

    Sweden's National Defence Radio Establishment said cyber espionage was "more common than people think", adding that it had discovered multiple attacks against authorities, governments and universities, some only detected after several years.

    Government sources in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland and Romania said Turla had not affected them directly. Other European governments contacted by Reuters declined comment.

    CHASING TURLA

    Although computer security researchers have been quietly studying Turla for more than two years, public discussions of the threat only began after G Data published its report.

    G Data spokesman Eddy Willems declined to name any victims or identify the author of the report, saying the firm was concerned the group behind Turla might attempt to harm him.

    Jaime Blasco, director of AlienVault Labs, said that Turla was more of a "framework" for espionage than simply malware.

    The malware is a "root kit" that hides the presence of the spying operation and also creates a hidden, encrypted file system to store stolen data and tools used by the attackers, he said. Those tools include password stealers, tiny programs for gathering information about the system and document stealers.

    The operators can download specialized tools onto an infected system, adding any functionality they want by including it in the encrypted file system, Blasco said.

    They have used dozens of different "command and control" servers located in countries around the world to control infected systems, according to Symantec, whose researchers have helped identify and shut down some of those systems.

    Researchers say Turla's code is regularly updated, including changes to avoid detection as anti-virus companies detect new strains. BAE said it had two samples created in January 2014.

    Chien said that in some cases when a command and control server was taken offline, Turla's operators have quickly pushed out new versions of the malware that directed infected computers to new command and control servers.

    "They have a super active development team," he said.

    Tried to do a search on this in the forum, and couldn't find anything.
    Perhaps it was discussed but I've missed it? If so, please delete this thread.
    The article itself is from the begging of March, so not a fresh one.

    But what an impressive accomplishment by the Russian IT crew!

    Here's the link to Reuters original article.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:40 am

    European governments have long welcomed U.S. help against Kremlin spying, but were infuriated last year to discover the scale of surveillance by America's National Security Agency that stretched also to their own territory.

    But is it Russian?

    It could just as easily be American and designed to appear to be Russian so that the NSA can more openly and actively have a good look through the secret areas of the systems of its NATO allies....


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  macedonian on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:45 am

    GarryB wrote:
    European governments have long welcomed U.S. help against Kremlin spying, but were infuriated last year to discover the scale of surveillance by America's National Security Agency that stretched also to their own territory.

    But is it Russian?

    It could just as easily be American and designed to appear to be Russian so that the NSA can more openly and actively have a good look through the secret areas of the systems of its NATO allies....

    Well, could be, but I think it's Russian myself.
    The silence from the Kremlin for one is a good pointer to that. As is the silence by the US officials in the DoD, which seems to implicate they were caught with their pants down.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:25 pm

    Russian government gathers intelligence with malware: report

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:57 am

    Alleged Russian Spy to Face Up to 10 Years, Next Hearing Set for February 9

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Vann7 on Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:44 am

    a bit off topic..
    One very easy way.. to see what the Noeliberatist Globalist J.... elite is after and to know from where
    their attack will come ,and the Bullshit they are promoting.. you only need to see what their media.. sponsor
    and then  reverse all they said.. to get the truth. Smile

    take a look for example at the Freedom crap channel.. called  [OsloFreedomForum].  Yes Freedom ..
    You will not believe the legion of zionist demons , Neoliberals 5th column and and other fraudulent people
    they bring to their conference..

    look at who are the guest who give speeches in the forum..  

    Yulia the ukrainian freedom girl.. telling how Putin is bad and Ukrainian so good.. (video posted earlier)

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky the corrupt oligarch who is now asking for revolution in Russia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUyCAIqwy6Y&index=5&list=PL9flMWibV82dajm01NQOFXsizdYj99Ttk

    Garry Kasparov
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B22MED4Fq3k&index=15&list=PL9flMWibV82dajm01NQOFXsizdYj99Ttk

    Syria war.." the uncover story ".. How Assad is evil and Rebels in syria human activist fighting for freedom..
    and respect womens..  lol1  the so called ultimate "proof" of Moderates Bullshit story..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMed-tnTfcw  

    Yoani Sánchez the anti fidel castro freedom activist.. (financed by same US Congress NGOs .)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6jlczfHJDw&index=9&list=PL9flMWibV82dajm01NQOFXsizdYj99Ttk

    China ,North Korea ,Iran bad..  ( no mention of Saudi Arabia ,Qatar or Israel war crimes)

    and the best for the last.. Puzzy RIot..   Very Happy



    Other conferences ,they have given.. include.. Venezuela lack of freedom  Wink  ,
    How Islam is Good with democracy.  Wink  and much more.. sadly all lies and neoliberalist propaganda. No  
    The only usefull thing about the forum.. is to see what will be the next revolutions ,that the western zionist globalist
    mafia will be preparing. Indonesia is on the hit list too.. and Vietnam.

    Is amazing how much Crap the Anglozionist elite can put together in just one place.. pretty much ,you can guess which next revolutions US and NATO will be sponsoring in the entire planet.. and where the US congress will finance
    Revolutions or NATO start a no fly zone.. by just looking who the Oslo Forum invite.. to speak there.

    Pretty much all Independent nations  in the world that the zionazis globalist do not control and that Russia
    could use to expand its economy have to be overthrow..and turned into failed states.. so that Russia becomes isolated  without the west.. This include BRICS of course. that wasn't hard to figure  out.. yet the forum shows in details which propaganda they are pushing.. to de-legitimize that government and justify a civil war. Is a forum that teach how to become a better Charlatan and propaganda activist.. and be more efficient in bullshit and provoking Unrest .

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    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:03 pm

    Russia’s Federal Security Service sets up center on protection from hacker attacks

    The National Coordination Center will be tasked with detecting sources of hacker attacks and liquidating them

    MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSS) has set up National Coordination Center on computer incidents to protect information resources, FSS said on its official website on Wednesday.

    "In the framework of the system [of detection, prevention and liquidating consequences of computer attacks on Russia’s information resources], FSS National coordination center on computer incidents is operating," FSS said.

    The National Coordination Center will be tasked with detecting sources of hacker attacks and liquidating them. The center will also forecast possible hacker attacks and create conditions for routine operations in case of incidents.

    The center will cooperate with law enforcement agencies, communication operators, Internet providers and others for fastest detection and elimination of computer attacks.

    The National Coordination Center was set up in the framework of the concept of the state system on detection, prevention and liquidating consequences of computer attacks on Russia’s information resources signed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2014.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:59 pm

    Over 50 spies and 290 foreign intelligence agents revealed in Russia last year — Putin
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    http://tass.ru/en/russia/785095

    Moscow has always had and will have an adequate response to anti-Russian actions, the president said

    MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that over 50 spies and 290 foreign intelligence agents were revealed in Russia last year.

    Moscow has always had and will have an adequate response to anti-Russian actions, the president said.

    "All means are used for the so-called restriction of Russia, from political isolation attemps and economic pressure to major information war and instruments of special services," Putin said at a meeting of the FSB board.

    "These tricks do not work with Russia, have never worked and will not work in the future," Putin said.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:12 pm

    I am curious why they dont jist start publicly condemning these people, then throw them out or throw them in prison, then fprce the corresponding country to reduce their embassy staff to 3 people, and force out the NGO's. Since Russia keeps it all hush hush, and still letting the agencies to operate, they are giving a free pass to these people. I sometimes wonder about Putin and his government amd who they really work for. If a smaller and less powerful country like venezuela can do it, why cant Russia?

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    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:27 pm

    Two Mormons from US detained near St Petersburg in restricted border zone - FSB

    The incident occurred in the village of Lebyazhye, the Lomonosovsky district, not far from the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant

    ST. PETERSBURG, April 18. /TASS/. Two Mormons from the United States have been detained in the Leningrad Region for illegally entering a restricted area near the border, the border guard department of the federal security service FSB office for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region told TASS on Friday. The incident occurred in the village of Lebyazhye, the Lomonosovsky district, not far from the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant.

    "The trespassers - two US citizens aged 19 and 20 - said they were follows of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church. In the border zone they were indulging in proselytism, spreading religious books," the border guard department said, adding that both young men were in Russia on legal reasons and spoke fluent Russian. When detained and questioned, they displayed no aggression.

    The men were cautioned. Deportation may follow if they commit two more offences over twelve months to come.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:20 pm

    http://tass.ru/en/russia/790716

    A growing threat of Ukrainian nationalists in Russia.

    How the f did the Russian retards not stopped this? The wall between Russia and Ukraine is the right idea. Let Ukraine suffer and dont let these fools in.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:45 pm

    FSB Arrests Suspected ISIL Recruiter in Northern Russia

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150422/1021243285.html#ixzz3Y4KwSPhr

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:31 am

    Dynasty Foundation on Russia’s foreign agents list puts off decision on its future


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:06 pm

    Russian lawmaker suggests compiling a stop list of foreign NGOs in Russia  Russia

    So far, their laws on foreign NGO's have been in the right direction. Now if they do this, it is definately the right step too. But they need to actively work with current none corrupt and evil ngo's to expand and fill the hole created after these foreign ngos are gone. So that the people can still obtain funding or assistance in other methods but for pure domestic reasons.

    Putin even said that foreign NGO's are sucking up young talented people through grants in Russia. So they need to counter this somehow.

    http://tass.ru/en/russia/803226

    Wow, 220,000 NGOs operating in Russia? I can see why they are having so many problems, so many NGO's whom probably most are foreign with their own intentions. I agree with Putin, it is high time to look at many of them and see if they are needed or not.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Neutrality on Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:49 pm

    Come again? 220 THOUSAND? What the actual F?

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:29 pm

    http://tass.ru/en/russia/804839

    Even the Liberal democratic party is in favor of an NGO blacklist and mentions banning most aggressive ngos, which are American.

    Hope it happens.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  franco on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:10 pm

    sepheronx wrote:http://tass.ru/en/russia/804839

    Even the Liberal democratic party is in favor of an NGO blacklist and mentions banning most aggressive ngos, which are American.

    Hope it happens.

    The Liberal Democratic party of Russia is not very "liberal". They are one of the most conservative parties Wink

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