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Last recommended reading on Russian information warfare....

The Devil Is In The Details

https://www.osw.waw.pl/sites/default...-is-in_net.pdf
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Ex-DHS Sec.: Russians, at the direction of Putin himself, cyberattacked the US to influence 2016 election. “That is a fact. Plain & simple.”

Election expert J. Alex Halderman tells Senate: Absolutely, voting machines can be hacked, and votes changed. "We must start preparing now."

Jeh Johnson on Trump denying Russia meddling: "A president….depends upon the intel. comm...If you don’t you cannot effectively do your job."

States rejected federal help on Russian hacking during the election, says the former DHS head

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Assistant director of counterintelligence division at FBI tells Senate intel comm. one Moscow goal was to "denigrate" HRC and "help" Trump.

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Default European Response to Russia’s Disinformation and Cyber Aggression: Reaction or Strate

From the Jamestown Foundation: https://jamestown.org/program/europe...tion-strategy/

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 82
By: Sergey Sukhankin
June 20, 2017 09:49 PM Age: 14 hours


Introduction:

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On June 14, during the first international Global Cybersecurity Summit, in Kyiv, the secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, stated that “Ukraine has become a playground for the testing of the most up-to-date cyber techniques” by the Russian Federation (Ukrinform.ru, June 14). Earlier, also commenting on Russian aggression against Ukraine, Maroš Kirňák, the director of the cybersecurity program at the Slovak Security Policy Institute, said, “Russia plays a very important role in Central and Eastern Europe, which is reflected in the source of attacks leveled against the region (Sprotyv.info, June 7). It took Europe seven years—from the 2007 cyberattacks against Estonia, to the war in Ukraine that began in early 2014—to fully recognize the extent of this threat. However, since then, European countries have taken a wide array of responses to counter such dangers in the cyber domain.
Highlights:

1. Germany has begun establishing “cyber troops” under the Bundeswehr, which would be comprised of 13,500 military and civilian personnel tasked with defensive and offensive functions. This was prompted by increasing cyberattacks (over 4,500 per day). Germany also increased spending on cybersecurity by EUR 27.5 million and is planning to create a “Cyber Innovation Hub” and “cyber reserve” for the Bundeswehr.

2. Finland has established a “European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats” supported by NATO, and Finland has developed a national Cyber Security Strategy to 2020

3. In the Baltics, Estonia has intensified its cybersecurity capabilities, which were already improving in response to events in Ukraine. Lithuania, Latvia and Poland are following suit.

4. European countries are acknowledging that cyber/information security and state security are inseparable. New structures are being created in response and NATO is becoming the quarter-back that unites and coordinates these European efforts. NATO may also be more willing to invoke Article V in response to a cyberattack on critical infrastructure.

5. Ukraine has made the most gains in cyber/information security after being defenseless in 2013-2014. Ukraine’s “cyber troops” now number 3,000, and are receiving NATO advice.

Challenges:
  • Europe does not yet have a clear understanding of Russia’s concept of “information confrontation”, in which cyber and information warfare are deliberately blurred
  • Many European experts are hesitant to directly blame Russia for cyberattacks
  • Due to being outside NATO, Ukraine has to deal with Russia on its own
  • Worsening conditions in Russia may make her more aggressive
  • Russian influence in Europe remains significant, and hesitancy may be interepreted in Moscow as weakness
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What was not mentioned were the countless Ukrainian civilian cyber types and hacking groups which can match Russian hackers point for point...

Disagree...Europeans are quick to point the finger when it is in fact Russian involvement...slow to strike back...EXCEPT Germany who has openly stated if they can identify then they will strike back immediately.....

Disagree...Europeans probably are far more advanced at detecting and pushing back on Russian info warfare than anything the US is currently doing....

Right now there is over 200M USDs available to be used against Russian info warfare directed at the US...approved by Congress...BUT Trump is refusing to engage...any reason why that is...maybe he does not believe in Russian cyber attacks and info warfare attacks on the US.....

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Azor...something for you today.....

Former CIA division chief: "contents of Steele dossier eerily consistent with what is now known."
https://www.justsecurity.org/42272/m...-russia-gate/#

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Putin-Era Taboo: Telling Why Some Soviets Aided Nazis

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Long identified Russian troll who had not been active for the last six months is active again.....maybe he was on "vacation".....

Josh Cohen of Kremlin run @IntersectionEN reappeared, reactivating his ac & changing the name from @jkc_in_dc to @eurasiawatching
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DHS official: Russia targeted election-related systems in 21 states
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecur...eted-by-russia

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Officials would not disclose which states were targeted, emphasizing the need to protect the confidentiality of the states affected. Authorities have previously said that voter databases in Arizona and Illinois were breached by foreign-based hackers. It is also unclear whether any of the remaining state systems were successfully breached.
Manfra would not disclose what states had data "exfiltrated" from their systems when questioned by vice chair Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
“I prefer not to go into those details in this forum," Manfra said
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She said that all of the "system owners" targeted within the states are aware that they were targeted and that any states that had data exfiltrated are also aware.
Officials maintain that the systems targeted were not involved in vote counting.
Later,Bill Priestap, assistant director of FBI’s counterintelligence division, said that there was no doubt Russia was behind the targeting effort. He said the FBI has ongoing investigations into the matter.
Fmr. DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson: "It was unprecedented, the scale and scope" of Russian interference in 2016 election.

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Azor...something for you today.....

Former CIA division chief: "contents of Steele dossier eerily consistent with what is now known."
https://www.justsecurity.org/42272/m...-russia-gate/#
Finish the quote:

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...in terms of the basic timeline of events, on how the Russians in all likelihood went about targeting individuals associated with the U.S. presidential election. It is thus reasonable to presume that every target – human and cyber – to whom the Russians had access in the run-up to the election would have been approached in some manner and exploited to the greatest extent possible.
Despite Mowatt-Larssen's claim in bold, he does not delve into either "what is now known" or what from the Steele Dossier is so "eerily consistent" with it. No discussion of the Dossier's serious allegations that:
  • Russia has a sex tape of Trump with prostitutes (kompromat)
  • Trump has extensive financial dealings in Russia
  • Trump has been cultivated by Russian intelligence for over 5 years
  • The operation to make Trump president was directed from Putin's Presidential Administration

As far as contacts between foreign powers and campaigns are concerned, care to explain:
  • Alexandra Chalupa, who worked for the DNC and shilled for Kiev?
  • Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike, who also took hawkish positions on Russia at the Atlantic Council?
  • Joe Biden, who was Kiev's "man in Washington", and whose son has business dealings in Ukraine?

See here:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/30/...clinton-trump/

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...ackfire-233446 (again)
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Cybersecurity: 5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Hacker Groups
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@WIRED Never-before-published video of hackers hijacking mouse movements of an energy utility PC as they cause a blackout:
https://www.wired.com/story/video-ha...mputer-mouse/#
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Donbas: RU propaganda SMS. It reads, "Kyiv's regime is done. Go over to Novorossia side. While you're alive"
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Election expert J. Alex Halderman tells Senate: Absolutely, voting machines can be hacked, and votes changed. "We must start preparing now."

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Geezus, yes, I see the Trump bots... Ask @jack's shareholders why he hasn't said anything about the DNS hijacks. https://www.threatcrowd.org/domain.p...noblepro.net#…
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Who writes spam bot code for Facebook...

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same-photo-bot
A Facebook page bot which takes 'suggestions' from users (through page conversations) to post images similar to a predefined image (using perceptual hashing) on the page every single day.
https://github.com/Ali-Ni
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This Russia Bot update is brought to you by #MahRussia a subsidiary of /pol/
https://avengersocial.wordpress.com/...rtist/#…

Two names are mentioned here......BakedAlaska and MicroChip

These two names are playing an interesting part in the FBI investigation of the Trump Russian connections , Russian bots and Russian hacking..

I will post more on these two names later...
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Why isn't Jack Posobiec listed? Was he paid from Stop the Steal funds? Or was it working with Microchip bots?
http://citizensfortrump.com/about/

His brother is alleged to have run the Microchip Twitter BotNet and their group have ties to a Nazi Russian hacker.

Posobiec is an extremely well known US alt righti ie white nationalist who has been working with Russian trolls and was involved in the Syrianhoax hashtag and Marconleak hashtag in support to Le Pen in the French election....

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This is an example of a bot tied to the MicroChip twitter bot net.....driven by a twitter account named "BakedAlaska" which was tied to the Russian hacker Guciffer....who was behind the DNC and Podesta hack.s...
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ALL of the above......

Just goes to show Microchip was employed by Citizens for Trump. This was no "volunteer" operation. They were employees.

This volunteer group is the San Antonia TX digital company is now under FBI investigation which was under the direction of the Trump son-in-law Kushner who claimed they were all pro bono volunteers....
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