Posts Tagged ‘russia’

Guccifer 2.0 mistakenly reveals identity after accidentally dropping VPN connection – and yes, pigs can fly

// March 25th, 2018 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

News erupted this week proclaiming the enigmatic hacker, Guccifer 2.0, accidentally dropped his VPN connection, revealing his secret identity. According to Daily Beast, his true IP address was revealed while he visited a social media site – and it tracked directly to Russia’s GRU headquarters. That’s akin to Batman forgetting to put on his mask […]

Here’s what a targeted Russian spear phishing attack looks like

// November 26th, 2017 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Russian hackers are basking in a lot of cred from their recent hacks against US government institutions.  In most cases, their most successful attempts where made via spear phishing attacks.  Here’s what a Russian targeted spear phishing email attack looks like.

Here’s all 2,752 known Twitter bots that Russia used to tilt the 2016 US Presidential election

// November 8th, 2017 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

Here it is. Released by House, below is the complete list of 2,752 now-deactivated Twitter accounts suspected of being Russian bots used to impact the 2016 US Presidential election. user id handle 905874659358453760 10_gop 2528776985 1488reasons 2535564756 1D_Nicole_ 79793901 1DRussianFNDM 1860330774 1Erik_Lee 838742761515991041 1lorenafava1 2537164155 2lauragibson 823484279787294720 2ndHalfOnion 80712878 2oliverbaker 80723578 30ToMarsFandom 3644473036 459Jisalge 2261091126 […]

The Trump/Putin Russian collusion evidence pipeline is crazy! Check out this evidence/participant map.

// July 12th, 2017 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

Trying to figure out the Trump RussiaGate fiasco is like unraveling backlashed fishing line.  I started with the above plotmap and nearly threw up my hands in despair.  And to think, it all ties back to poor old Sergei Magnitsky.

Donald Trump Jr. just released his Russia email chain on Twitter proving stupidity runs in the family

// July 11th, 2017 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

I have no words for this.  Donald Trump Jr. just released what he purports to be the email chain between him and Russian attorney.  Below are the pages he released.  Get ’em now before his attorneys jump on it and Donald Sr. claims his Twitter account was hacked.

Full text of ICA-2017-1 – Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections (with annotations)

// January 8th, 2017 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

The following was released to the general public on January 6, 2017 by the DNI (Director of National Intelligence). In short, the release accuses Russia of attempting to influence the US’s 2016 election using a persona known as Guccifer 2.0 to release stolen (hacked) documents via Wikileaks. Regular readers will not be surprised by the […]

How we know Russia hacked the US election – (and the truth about Guccifer 2.0 and why he and Julian Assange are best buds)

// December 13th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Assange served as the gateway for stolen US government documents that appeared to be an attempt to influence the US election process. The documents were rumored to come from the Russian government and an enigmatic lone-wolf hacker known as Guccifer 2.0.

Who’s really behind the DNC/NSA hacks? Russia, Snowden, independent hacker, or hybrid of all three?

// August 17th, 2016 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Regardless of whether you consider Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified information to be self-sacrificial acts of patriotism or the deeds of a traitor, the recent DNC data dump and NSA cyber weapons malware (milware?) code drops have all the markings of a Snowden escapade. If you disagree, consider the timing of the code drop and […]

Probe finds that contractors working on military code outsourced some tasks to Russian coders

// November 6th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

After conclusion of a four-year probe, contractors who worked on U.S. military code are being fined a combined $12.75 million. As it turns out, some contractors outsourced coding tasks to Russian. No words can convey the level of stupidity here (hey, let’s get Al-Qaeda to build US airplanes!).

Interesting geographic attack vector from a Russian launched cyber counter-attack

// July 14th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

I love the Russians. I know, strange to hear that from an American in modern day with a new “cold war” (seemingly) beginning to gain steam. Let’s say, I respect them. Their hackers in particular. Their response to a cyberattack is to launch a full-on offensive attack against the attacker, quite a different response from […]

JPMorgan Chase security breach not what you think – military attack against key financial institutions turns over keys to the kingdom

// October 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Although I’m disappointed that JPMorgan Chase delayed the disclosure of the breach that touched more than 83 million U.S. households (they knew about it at least four months ago), I’m even more upset at what they disclosed – that key customer financial data was not stolen. JPMorgan may tout the expertise of their security team […]

No, no “Eugene” did NOT pass the Turing test

// June 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Robotics

I hate to steal anyone’s thunder but I’m afraid Eugene did not pass the “Turing test”, the test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. Media outlets are reporting that “Eugene”, an AI created by a team based in Russia, has passed a Turing test organized by the University of Reading, by duping one […]

VIDEO: So it IS possible to do a complete loop on a swingset!

// November 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

So now we know. It IS possible to do a complete loop on a swingset. We’ve just been attempting it backwards this entire time. In the video below, a young lad (presumably from Russia) begins to swing on a rickety-looking swingset before finally getting high enough to do a complete loop – backwards. He continues […]

Evidence emerges suggesting hijacking of huge chunks of Internet traffic

// November 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Researchers from network intelligence firm Renesys published an assessment this week that documents dozens of distinct hijacking events within the last few months where huge chunks of Internet traffic were purposefully diverted through distant service providers leading them to speculate that the traffic may have been “surreptitiously monitored or modified before being passed along to […]

First TOR sites are raided, now Blackhole malware creator has been arrested in Russia

// October 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

It appears as if the creator of the popular Blackhole malware toolkit was been arrested in Russia yesterday. Word of the arrest began to leak yesterday morning but details were sketchy. First a mysterious tweet from a Dutch security investigator broke the news. Then a former Russian police detective in contact with Russia’s federal government […]

Pirate Party offers birthday gift for NASA – you can use our servers while U.S. funding gets worked out

// October 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News, Hacking and Security

The Pirate Party of Russia (Russian: Пиратская Партия России, ППР), a grassroots effort to promote e-democracy, freedom of information, and protection of personal privacy, has offered NASA a birthday gift as the space institution marks its 55th birthday this week. While the space agency’s website has been shut down “due to the lapse in federal […]