Archive For The “Russia” Category

Israel’s Kaspersky hack reveals that Russia is crossing all the red lines – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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Boaz Dolev, CEO of ClearSky Cybersecurity, who was in charge of the security of Israeli government computer networks for thirteen years, said “there is an assumption in the cyber industry that many leading security companies in different countries cooperate with their governments. But what has been reported, that the internal search engine of the Kaspersky product was being used for targeted espionage in users’ computers, is breaking all the red lines.”

https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news/1.816813

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Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

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In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency.

Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the breach, according to people familiar with the matter, who said an investigation by the agency revealed that the tools were in the possession of the Russian government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/israel-hacked-kaspersky-then-tipped-the-nsa-that-its-tools-had-been-breached/2017/10/10/d48ce774-aa95-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html

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Russia accuses U.S. of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

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The Pentagon strongly denied the accusations, saying that the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State posts data every day on the number and result of strikes for the public to see.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-accuses-u-s-of-pretending-to-fight-islamic-state-in-syria-iraq-idUSKBN1CF0KN

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These are the Facebook posts Russia used to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign – ThinkProgress

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TLDR: Russian intelligence agencies have totally manipulated American voters to elect Donald Trump…. by posting memes and links to conservative American websites.

https://thinkprogress.org/russia-facebook-clinton-campaign-d6d76b2a2e82/amp/

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Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?

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https://theintercept.com/2017/09/28/yet-another-major-russia-story-falls-apart-is-skepticism-permissible-yet/

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Gender confused traitor inspired West Point traitor

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“I’m currently an infantry officer at Ft. Drum, NY assigned to the same brigade that she was while enlisted,” Rapone wrote in a post. “Every single day I think of the contradictions of being a communist while in this organization, and her courage and tenacity gives me strength to continue the long march through the institutions.”

The “long march” comment refers to a strategy of institutional infiltration and subversion coined by student activist Rudi Dutschke but originally developed by Antonio Gramsci, a Marxist thinker whose thought developed in the wake of the failure of economic determinism to bring about a revolution.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/27/chelsea-manning-inspired-communist-west-point-graduate-to-infiltrate-the-military/

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Investigating Russian Manipulation of Election: Silicon Valley Social Media Empires Profited

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Lankford said he would “much prefer to” work with the companies on combating Russian influence as opposed to push for legislation, adding “that there’s no reason for the federal government to be involved in the social media, free-speech area.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/27/senate-russia-facebook-twitter-google-243232

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Cyber Enabled Information War Challenges Our Grip on Reality – The Cipher Brief

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One of the opening rounds of an information war between the Kremlin and a democratic country came from Melvin Redick, a fake Facebook account designed to look like your average American – only he was believed to be the handiwork of Russian intelligence.

“These guys show hidden truth about Hillary Clinton, George Soros and other leaders of the US,” Redick’s account posted on June 8, 2016, in the midst of the U.S. presidential campaign. “Visit #DCLeaks website. It’s really interesting!”

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/cyber-enabled-information-war-challenges-grip-reality

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Facebook ads sold to Russians designed to influence election

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/technology/facebook-russian-ads.html?referer=

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A Potent Fuel Flows to North Korea. It May Be Too Late to Halt It. – NYTimes.com

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When North Korea launched long-range missiles this summer, and again on Friday, demonstrating its ability to strike Guam and perhaps the United States mainland, it powered the weapons with a rare, potent rocket fuel that American intelligence agencies believe initially came from China and Russia.

The United States government is scrambling to determine whether those two countries are still providing the ingredients for the highly volatile fuel and, if so, whether North Korea’s supply can be interrupted, either through sanctions or sabotage.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/world/asia/north-korea-rocket-fuel-missiles.html

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