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    Reference the Russian cyber attack on Ukraine....I am actually waiting for the Ukrainian hacker group Ukraine Cyber Army which has deep ties inside the Ukrainian cyber company world to post something but it is silent as well on their front....

    When they post something then we might actually know what is ongoing and real.....

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    SPIEGEL ONLINE

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    Der Verfassungsschutz warnt vor einer Manipulation der Bundestagswahl:
    http://spon.de/ae0Qh

    The German Federal Office for the Defense of the Constitution (like UK MI5) is warning about possible election interference....

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    NOW we are getting closer to the "truth"...on the Russian cyber attack on Ukraine....

    Our research in the middle of the attack pointed cleanly to a total of six Russian based servers involved in this attack...four were disabled.....

    Russian media runs story of possibly Petya being created in Russia.
    https://twitter.com/vasilymaximov/st...3832820912129#

    Новые Известия‏#
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    Вирус-вымогатель Petya мог быть создан в России
    https://newizv.ru/news/tech/04-07-20...es_1mi#…
    #новости

    Normally if in fact this was a true criminal ransomware attack there would have been some kind of chatter on the deep dark net blogs about "something new in the way of ransomware"...BUT there was absolutely nothing....silence and that alone is unusual.....

    So the ransomware appearance of the attack was simply a well designed camouflage....as was the "apparent sloppiness of the coding"....which was not sloppy at all.....

    WHAT is far more important and has not been written about is the fact that the malware carried LSADump which is a hacker tool designed to collect passwords and domain servers and feed that info back to the control servers which in fact happened thus providing the necessary data for future successful attacks using that data...
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    Maersk could lose nearly $450m due to last week's cyber attack
    http://www.cityam.com/267762/danish-...arly-450m-due#

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    Why do I focus so much on Twitter....for a number of reasons....it is global in reach and depth.....it is the favorite social media outlet for Trump supporters and voters along with blogsites.....and it is now being used much as hacking is used to spam...to attack, to hide who is attacking you....and with 15% of Americans actually using it...it can and is in fact an info warfare tool of first quality...and a lot of the accounts are automated botnets controlled from outside the US...AND for some strange reason many Trump voters feel it speaks the "truth" that MSM does not.....

    AND it is the playground for the alt right ie white nationalists, white supremacists, neo Nazi's and ultra right inside the US and Europe to include Russia.....and they feed off of each other with "conspiracies" and fake news narratives all designed to re-enforce their own beliefs... and to "win over" others.....

    Another favorite social media playground for the alt right ie white nationalists and ultra right is Reddit.....

    Right now there are roughly 45M non human existing bot accounts on twitter with twitter doing nothing about it.....Trump has a total of 19M non human account "Followers" and has added 1.2M non human bot "Followers" just in the last four weeks....

    REMEMBER at least Fb has openly for the first time admitted they were misused and abused in this proTrump world on social media by those that knew how to manipulate FB....

    Twitter has not come forward and admitted that as well...maybe that is because one of the largest single investors is a Russian oligarch to the tune of a total of over 1B USDs....on several buy-ins.

    AND that Russian oligarch sits in Dublin controlling European operations where Twitter really is lax in their own Terms of Service violations especially when being committed by Russian trolls and or bots....

    FB argues it is improving but not really.....

    EXAMPLE of a violation that was reported but not shut down .....

    Ana Navarro‏
    Verified account
    #@ananavarro 12h
    12 hours ago
    My colleagues & I get this daily. Trump's anti-press/CNN tweets are not funny to me b/c i know there's a lot of angry wack-jobs out there.

    NOTE...all social media right now regardless of who it is... is deeply involved in the ongoing Russian non linear info war against the US and anyone who pushes back on Trump and or Russia....
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    Whoa...sanity has arrived in Russia.....question is...is it propaganda or the "Truth".......

    Today one Russian paper warns of an economic "apocalypse". Another advises that to save the economy Moscow must "stop military escapades".

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    First Draft @firstdraftnews
    Checkout the forensics feature in FD partners @InVID_EU's new verification browser extension powered by @RevealEU
    https://goo.gl/Fo8i73

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    Documents appear to offer fresh evidence Russia's Kaspersky is tied to spy agency :
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/poli...9342929.html#…

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    When one does an analysis of Russian non linear warfare one tends to not focus on Russian crime groups and how they are intertwined into Russia non linear warfare and Russian cyber warfare...

    CRIMINTERN: HOW THE KREMLIN USES RUSSIA’S CRIMINAL NETWORKS IN EUROPE
    Mark Galeotti
    http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR208_-_...N_EUROPE02.pdf

    Quote in the article that one needs to fully understand.....

    "In Russia we have power and protection...in Europe we have wealth and comfort"........

    This quote also applies to the US....especially now in the Trump Russian connections investigation.....

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartanntp

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition.
    Those concerns, ever-present if not necessarily always top priorities, are front and center once more.
    An ongoing special counsel investigation is drawing attention to Russian efforts to meddle in democratic processes, the type of skullduggery that in the past has relied on hired hackers and outside criminals. It's not clear how much the probe by former FBI Director Robert Mueller will center on the criminal underbelly of Moscow, but he's already picked some lawyers with experience fighting organized crime. And as the team looks for any financial entanglements of Trump associates and relationships with Russian officials, its focus could land again on the intertwining of Russia's criminal operatives and its intelligence services.
    Something that is often overlooked in Russian non linear warfare is the key Russian "soft power"......money..."black money"....and plenty of it.....

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    Ukraine police prevent second cyber attack: minister
    http://reut.rs/2soSeme

    Avakov said on Facebook the latest attack was launched at 1.40 p.m. Kiev time (1040 GMT) and was scheduled to peak at 4 p.m. (1300 GMT).
    He said that, until 3 p.m. (1200 GMT), cyber police blocked the mailing and activation of the virus from the servers of the information system M.E.Doc.
    "The attack was stopped. The servers were removed along with cyber criminals impact's traces obviously rooted from Russian Federation," Avakov said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    When one does an analysis of Russian non linear warfare one tends to not focus on Russian crime groups and how they are intertwined into Russia non linear warfare and Russian cyber warfare...

    CRIMINTERN: HOW THE KREMLIN USES RUSSIA’S CRIMINAL NETWORKS IN EUROPE
    Mark Galeotti
    http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR208_-_...N_EUROPE02.pdf

    Quote in the article that one needs to fully understand.....

    "In Russia we have power and protection...in Europe we have wealth and comfort"........

    This quote also applies to the US....especially now in the Trump Russian connections investigation.....

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartanntp

    Something that is often overlooked in Russian non linear warfare is the key Russian "soft power"......money..."black money"....and plenty of it.....
    The Russian Laundromat

    https://www.reportingproject.net/the...laundromat.php

    It may be the biggest money-laundering operation in Eastern Europe -- a virtual laundromat operating through banks and companies connected to powerful people in the region.


    Between 2010 and early 2014, organized criminals and corrupt politicians in Russia moved US$ 20 billion in dirty funds through this laundromat’s complex cleanse-and-spin cycle made up of dozens of offshore companies, banks, fake loans, and proxy agents. The process was then certified as clean by judges in the tiny Republic of Moldova. The newly cleaned funds were then spread across Europe.

    Now law enforcement and prosecutors in Moldova are investigating the system.
    AND a large amount of that now "clean Russian money" resides in the US....

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    Here are the top contributors under the #CNNBlackmail hashtag. Mostly the same crew involved in other bot-pushed pro-Trump hashtags.

    These accounts often interact with tweets pushed onto Twitter from Russian bots...carrying most of the time the same exact wording .....and or use the Russian tweets to create a "large retwitter storm" to drive a particular hashtag....

    NOTE:
    The twitter account ELEVEN_GOP is a Russian controlled English language bot that was up to a few days ago titled TEN_GOP and was deeply involved in supporting Le Pen twitter accounts in pushing leaked Marcon hacked emails into France from the US...just before the French election.

    APPEARS Twitter suspended TEN_GOP with no warning..... looks like @Support discovered it was a Russian controlled account appearing to be a US account....

    BTW..the chart below is a good indicator of the "human2 driving a lot of the proTrump alt right ie white nationalist messaging and proTrump hashtags and in this case...driving the hashtag CNNBlackmail.....

    BTW....Posobiec and Cernovich drove the hashtag Syrianhoax which was basically retweeting Russian statements that the sarin gas attack as a fake and if real it came from the rebels...they practically used Russian tweets word for word.....

    NOTE:
    Someone must have the twitter account for SoS Tillerson under their control ...cannot believe he would be retweeting CNNBlackmail....
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    Reposting this article as it gives more insight into Russian troll activities....

    "There are so many levels of fakery you get lost"

    Effort to Expose Russia's Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation.

    https://nyti.ms/1Z8sjJw

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    Ukraine police prevent second cyber attack: minister
    http://reut.rs/2soSeme
    This is big. M.E.Doc CEO says hackers inserted backdoor into update, any computers on the same network as their product now compromised.


    Confirms now that this malware attack was actually an undercover true hacking attack using a coding backdoor in a software update....and it confirms then that inside that malware was LSADump...a hacker tool sued to get passwords and domain controller information....

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    Infowars is an interesting blogsite that attempts to be a "news site"......AND is tied into the Russian trolls and bots that push fake news and "narratives supporting Trump"....

    Alex Jones who runs it is a master of conspiracy theories...."Pizzagate....9/11 was done by the US government.....etc........

    Alex Jones during his Houston TX divorce hearing defined himself as a "performance artist" not a journalist when asked his profession.....

    Infowars picks up and uses an extensive amount of Russian troll comments and fake news stories coming out of Russian media accounts....

    Alex Jones‏
    Verified account
    @RealAlexJones

    Ask yourself: why is the establishment so terrified of Alex Jones?
    - https://www.infowars.com/dont-watch-this-video/#… #infowars
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    "Most people in the government that are influenced [by Russia] don't even know they are being manipulated".

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    Russian Embassy says "#Sweden just makes up stuff & accuses #Russia! @Forsvarsmakten begs to differ, provides details
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/al...le21056791.ab#

    Diplomatic relations at a low: #Russia rudely mocks #Sweden's @Forsvarsmakten @SweMFA

    "Clearly you have amnesia!"

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    An interesting new form of Russian non linear warfare is now being seen....

    New report by @anticorruption reveals Russian corporate lobbying efforts in EU, from UK to Poland, Germany to Spain.
    http://transparency.org.ru/special/l...report-en.pdf#

    Russia is throwing everything they have into lifting the sanctions which actually are seriously hurting Russia....regardless of what Putin says...as long as they are in place Russian economic development is virtually ZERO right now....

    As long as Russia is a two product economy oil and gas...they will never economically advance....THUS the heavy use of non linear warfare ie propaganda and hacking

    Oil is falling badly now.....AND

    "Renaissance Capital estimates that foreign investors pulled $83M out of the Russian stock market in five days"
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapo...n-russia/amp/#
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    An interesting new form of Russian non linear warfare is now being seen....

    New report by @anticorruption reveals Russian corporate lobbying efforts in EU, from UK to Poland, Germany to Spain.
    http://transparency.org.ru/special/l...report-en.pdf#

    Russia is throwing everything they have into lifting the sanctions which actually are seriously hurting Russia....regardless of what Putin says...as long as they are in place Russian economic development is virtually ZERO right now....

    As long as Russia is a two product economy oil and gas...they will never economically advance....THUS the heavy use of non linear warfare ie propaganda and hacking.

    Oil is falling badly now.....
    Headline in Germany's leading business newspaper: "We share German priorities." Author is Putin, not Trump.

    SO Russia is not getting involved in the internal German elections.....yes they are...just not only via hacking and fake news....

    NOW Putin is suddenly a "free trader" supporting Merkel against Trump......
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    An interesting twist in the Russian infowarfare terms....of sanctions now being protectionism....

    Ahead of G20 summit, Putin calls sanctions 'covert form' of protectionism
    http://reut.rs/2ushWaS

    THIS ties into the German newspaper statement of Putin supporting "free trade"...mentioned previously.

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