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    Post  MiamiMachineShop on Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm

    The report is released by Robert Mueller. the Russians have highly advanced cyber ability

    A GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign
    1. GRU Units Target the Clinton Campaign Two military units of the GRU carried out the computer intrusions into the Clinton Campaign, DNC, and DCCC: Military Units 26165 and 74455.
    Military Unit 26165 is a GRU cyber unit dedicated to targeting military, political, governmental, and non-governmental organizations outside of Russia, including in the United States.
    The unit was sub-divided into departments with different specialties. One department, for example, developed specialized malicious software malware , while another department conducted large-scale spearphishing campaigns.

    Unit 26165 implanted on the DCCC and DNC networks two types of customized malware,
    known as X-Agent and X-Tunnel ; Mimikatz, a credential-harvesting tool; and rar.exe, a tool used in these intrusions to compile and compress materials for exfiltration. X-Agent was a multi-function hacking tool that allowed Unit 26165 to log keystrokes, take screenshots, and gather other data about the infected computers e.g., file directories, operating systems).

    XTunnel was a hacking tool that created an encrypted connection between the victim DCCC/DNC computers and GRU-controlled computers outside the DCCC and DNC networks that was capable of large-scale data transfers. GRU officers then used X-Tunnel to exfiltrate stolen data from the victim computers.

    To operate X-Agent and X-Tunnel on the DCCC and DNC networks, Unit 26165 officers set up a group of computers outside those networks to communicate with the implanted malware.
    The first set of GRU-controlled computers, known by the GRU as "middle servers," sent and received messages to and from malware on the DNC/DCCC networks. The middle servers, in turn, relayed messages to a second set of GRU-controlled computers labeled internally by the GRU as an "AMS Panel." The AMS Panel served as a nerve center through which GRU officers monitored and directed the malware's operations on the DNC/DCCC networks.

    In addition to targeting individuals involved in the Clinton Campaign, GRU officers also targeted individuals and entities involved in the administration of the elections. Victims included U.S. state and local entities, such as state boards of elections (SBOEs), secretaries of state, and county governments, as well as individuals who worked for those entities. The GRU also targeted private technology firms responsible for manufacturing and administering election-related software and hardware, such as voter registration software and electronic polling stations. The GRU continued to target these victims through the elections in November 2016. While the investigation identified evidence that the GRU targeted these individuals and entities, the Office did not investigate further. The Office did not, for instance, obtain or examine servers or other relevant items belonging to these victims. The Office understands that the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the states have separately investigated that activity. By at least the summer of 2016, GRU officers sought access to state and local computer networks by exploiting known software vulnerabilities on websites of state and local governmental entities. GRU officers, for example, targeted state and local databases of registered voters using a technique known as "SQL injection," by which malicious code was sent to the state or local website in order to run commands (such as exfiltrating the database contents). In one instance in approximately June 2016, the GRU compromised the computer network of the Illinois State Board of Elections by exploiting a vulnerability in the SBOE's website. The GRU then gained access to a database containing information on millions of registered Illinois voters, and extracted data related to thousands of U.S. voters before the malicious activity was identified.

    With the ability openly expressed by American officials that Russia can do this, they can therefor hack the encrypted communications of military. F22 and F35 hacking should be a piece of cake!

    The rest of the report is readable on RT

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    Post  MiamiMachineShop on Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:19 pm

    Russia cyber is top in the world, GRU must have abilities of hacking that no other country has in reality. This is officially admitted by DOJ, Homeland security, and other agencies. What better publicity could Russia ask for? Who needs aircraft carriers when you are omnipotent and can sway any country into your fold? No sense in even fighting them really. They can hack minds! I would not worry about submarines and carriers to fight. The fleet should be built for pride. But who needs this when you can hack the supposed strongest country in the world? I mean is there anything to defend against it? The GRU is like a phantom in American minds lol. They snatched Crimea without a bullet fired in anger, and they defeated America without anyone knowing it! I mean this is military art of the upteenth degree. Are you seriously suggesting stealth tech, or carriers mean a thing when you have hacking abilities such as these? I mean Robert Mueller is a puppet and a clown, but he is the establishments clown. He says GRU did it. So GRU did it! They are omnipotent power. Marines, army, airforce, navy, clinton, trump is DOES NOT matter. This phantom is the most dangerous weapon the the arsenal of Russia, the power to control minds. Who cares about airspace or SLOC's. Warfare has evolved past that. Not even nukes are better than this. You can essentially hivemind the enemy

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:21 am

    Oh come on... all that Russian hacking bullshit is just bullshit.

    Russia would have nothing at all to gain by influencing US elections because both sides are anti Russian and so neither candidate would suit Russia.

    And all this made up crap about hacking Hilary... for fucks sake isn't it bleeding obvious for anyone with half a brain.

    Just think it through... the DNC is made up of all sorts of democrats... both hilary supporters and bernie supporters... and hillary seems to win easily but then it turns out that the DNC actively made sure she won... isn't that going to piss off bernie supporters within the DNC?

    Are they not likely to want to undermine the Hilary campaign that just stole bernies chance to go up against trump... hilary never had a chance of beating trump, but bernie would have beaten him easily because he is not a dickhead or a bitch like his opponents.

    It is pretty obvious a bernie sanders supporter with access to the DNC computers took a pen drive and copied files and handed them to wikileaks and who ever else got them.

    The democrats don't want that because they know if there is a split in the democrats and a bitchy fight between clintons zombies and bernies hippies that the only winner will be trump because then there will be no alternative...

    Crimea had nothing to do with hacking... it was just sensible use of forces legally already in place. They didn't murder anyone, but what they did do was keep the peace and prevent thugs from the Ukraine coming over and creating the sort of chaos they would need to try to start a conflict there that they could justify asking for Ukrianian armed forces to intervene and "help" them by preventing any referendum at all.

    Which is ironic because the west is normally very good at bypassing democracy and peace for war and chaos...

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    Post  kvs on Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:29 pm

    The data obtained about Killary and the Democraps was obtained directly from DNC machines via USB sticks. There was no way for
    remote hackers to siphon the data off via the network connection.

    Interesting how the most likely suspect in the data leak, Seth Rich, is murdered and nobody even mentions his name. But totally
    anonymous "Russian hackers" are supposedly a real credible "fact". Yeah, is that so? Well, then, why is not the location of
    these hackers precisely pegged? The notion that "it must have been" without any actual proof is ludicrous. This is the typical
    NATO schizophrenia about Russia: Russians are low IQ mud hut dwellers who "don't make anything" and at the same time they
    are an existential threat with supermen hackers able to achieve the impossible.

    BTW, the FBI and none of the other agencies of the police state known as the USA even bothered to investigate the DNC servers.
    So there is zero legal validation of hacks having occurred in the first place. In addition, the head bitch of the DNC that scammed
    Bernie Sanders out of his proper win, also brazenly interfered with the police "investigation" into the murder of Seth Rich. This
    real meddling has succeeded in derailing the investigation and leaving it a cold case. This demonstrates the banana
    republic corruption of the USA law enforcement system, where high placed party operatives can override investigations to maintain
    themselves above the law.

    Read the redacted Mueller report. It is an Orwellian joke that considers Russia wanting to have normal relations with the
    USA as "meddling". That's right, Putin directing Russian diplomats to attempt to salvage sane relations with the USA
    (as opposed to no relations and war) is considered nefarious and attempting to engage US officials in a criminal manner.
    America is a steaming pile of human excrement. That is what makes it exceptional.

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    Post  PhSt on Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:54 am

    West upgrades methods of cyberattacks — Russian Security Council

    MOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. The West is pushing ahead with non-stop upgrade of methods of cyberattacks against opponents and even makes no secret of such preparations, the deputy chief of Russia’s Security Council, Oleg Khramov, told the daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta in an interview.

    "In their doctrines the Western countries regard the global media space as a platform for struggle between countries, as a virtual theater of combat operations for attaining real political, economic and even military aims," he said. "For achieving these aims the West develops ever new methods of using information technologies for exerting pressure on political opponents. It is noteworthy that preparations for such campaigns have become public," Khramov stated.

    He recalled that the US National Security Agency proclaimed that one of its main tasks is to create means of penetrating hard-to-access targets that pose threats to the government, wherever, whenever or whoever they may come from.

    In fact, the Western countries’ official quarters have openly declared the need for carrying out preventive cyberattacks," Khramov claimed. He recalled that in the middle of June The New York Times published an article with reference to government sources saying that US special services had stepped up attempts at inserting malware into Russia’s energy systems that would cause disruptions in their operation in case of a serious conflict.

    "US President Donald Trump said the article was a ‘virtual act of treason’," Khramov recalled. "Not a fake, but treason. The question that readily offers itself is this: what was it? A leak of secret information or a propagandistic act of intimidation?"

    Russia, he said, has done a great deal to maintain its cybersecurity. In 2012, it approved the guidelines of the government’s policy in maintaining the security of automated systems of control of industrial and technological processes of critically important infrastructures. The next step along these lines was taken when the Russian president in 2013 made a decision to create a government system of detecting, warning of and eliminating the effects of computer attacks against Russia’s IT resources, GOsSOPKA. Khramov added that the system was an integral territorially distributed system incorporating means and forces of response to computer incidents.

    "There are more than 50 departmental and corporate GOsSOPKA centers at the moment capable of ensuring unified organizational, technical, scientific and methodological approaches to resisting computer attacks and eliminating their effects," he pointed out.


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    Post  kvs on Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:37 am

    Most of hacking is a Hollywood myth. They make it sound like some sort of super high tech achievement. No internet connection
    implies zero hacking. Of course one could infiltrate the systems on site James Bond style.

    Russia is advanced enough that it can eliminate all hacking vulnerability in its infrastructure critical systems (e.g. power plants
    and factories). Russia can and does manufacture its own computers and software to operate machinery and for other
    computing needs. It does not have to buy off the shelf western systems tailor made for western intelligence service infiltration.

    All this talk about increasing the hacking level is BS. Hackers are totally at the mercy of intelligent system administrators and
    equipment designers. No hacking innovation can defeat physical barriers. And hacking is shutdown with basic oversight of
    internet attached systems. We are not talking about some generic home PC which is infested with malware and viruses because
    the owners keep javascript enabled and surf malicious websites and are exposed to malicious 3rd party ad servers. Control
    systems that require internet access can be blocked from all IPs other than those few that they need access too. And it
    would take local infiltration to spoof these IPs if you even knew them. So once again, James Bond style infiltration is necessary.


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    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:05 pm

    Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to set up division to fight cyber crime

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