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Old 09-22-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Some say it is ISIS..some say it is the Ukraine..but someone is dealing the Russians a massive dose of their own medicine:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAsl9tH?m=en-us

Russia gripped by hoax bomb threats, thousands evacuated | Europe | DW | 14.09.2017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-100000-people

Appears to be a relatively low-tech attack..but is growing in effectiveness.


No one has publicly claimed responsibility for the hoaxes. Officials have given conflicting accounts of who they suspect is behind them, ranging from Islamic State to security services in Ukraine, which has accused Russia of mounting cyber attacks on its power grid and other systems. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko denied his country played any role, saying the Kremlin was seeking to turn Russia’s population against its neighbor.


“This has been an attack unprecedented by its size and unique for Russia,” said Sergey Nikitin, an expert in Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Group-IB. Hackers may use a chain of servers located in different jurisdictions – that may have conflicts with each other and don’t exchange information – to make a call, according to Nikitin. This, in addition to possible use of voice-modulation software and Google translate, make them impossible to trace, he said.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

(I wouldn't rule out No Such Agency.)
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Default Tit for Tat?

This also just in..Homeland Security notifies 21 States that they were Hacked by the Russians:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAsmNnQ?m=en-us

Wisconsin says they were one of them..others remain anonymous..at this time.

Feds say "no votes were changed by hacks.".

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Old 09-22-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Nice to see these tactics thrown back in the face of Russia. I feel bad for the poor innocent Russian citizens in the middle of this nonsense, though. Like American citizens last year, they are unsuspecting targets.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Now this is interesting...apparently a RUSSIAN hacking group did the exact same thing a year ago..

Evacuation Squad claims responsibility for school bomb threats
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:27 PM
 
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This also just in..Homeland Security notifies 21 States that they were Hacked by the Russians:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAsmNnQ?m=en-us

Wisconsin says they were one of them..others remain anonymous..at this time.

Feds say "no votes were changed by hacks.".
Actually the Federal Government didn't say they were hacked by the Russians.
The states are saying it. How the states know what the Fed doesn't is beyond me though.


U.S. federal officials notify 21 states they were targeted by hackers during 2016 elections | National Post

The government did not say who was behind the hacking attempts or provide details about what had been sought. But election officials in three states said Friday the attempts could be linked to Russia.

The Wisconsin Election Commission, for example, said the state’s systems were targeted by “Russian government cyber actors.”
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Actually the Federal Government didn't say they were hacked by the Russians.
The states are saying it. How the states know what the Fed doesn't is beyond me though.


U.S. federal officials notify 21 states they were targeted by hackers during 2016 elections | National Post

The government did not say who was behind the hacking attempts or provide details about what had been sought. But election officials in three states said Friday the attempts could be linked to Russia.

The Wisconsin Election Commission, for example, said the state’s systems were targeted by “Russian government cyber actors.”

"Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas said Homeland Security told 21 states that "Russian government cyber actors" targeted their state voter registration systems in 2016.Homeland Security told Wisconsin that the Russian government "scanned internet-connected election infrastructure likely seeking specific vulnerabilities such as access to voter registration databases, but the attempt to exploit vulnerabilities was unsuccessful," he said"
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Lots of coincidence in this..like..the attacks started on 9/11? Really? ...And, a Russian hacking group did the exact thing a years ago?

Evacuation Squad claims responsibility for school bomb threats

anyway..the attacks are continuing:

https://www.bing.com/cr?IG=62DEF561A...p=DevEx,5052.1


Over 20,000 people evacuated over bomb threats in Moscow and 3 other Russian regions
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Who says all the news is bad? That malignant nation has always been at odds with every other one, even going back centuries. Mostly they do bad things to others and slip by with few repercussions. It's so unusual for them to suffer any consequences, that it's a headline item when it happens.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Who says all the news is bad? That malignant nation has always been at odds with every other one, even going back centuries. Mostly they do bad things to others and slip by with few repercussions. It's so unusual for them to suffer any consequences, that it's a headline item when it happens.
Yeah..I'm not shedding any tears...kinda surprised that the usual cast of Russian apologists here have not weighed in..guess they know when to pick their battles...Lol!
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