‘It’s not how hacking works’: Anonymous activist deconstructs ODNI report on ‘Russia hackers’




A member of the hacktivist network Anonymous has debunked the assertion that US intelligence report on Russia’s alleged hacking of the DNC proves a particular party’s guilt, explaining that such claims show a lack of understanding of how hackers operate.

“The ODNI [Office of the Director of National Intelligence] report wants you to believe that Russian hackers hacked the DNC [Democratic National Committee] based on the evidence that the attacks looked identical to methods used by the same Russian hacking team. But this is not how hacking works in the slightest,” video journalist and Anonymous activist Alex Poucher told RT.

“Hackers can either code their own tools to use, or download pre-compiled scripts that are readily available on any exploit database. If two teams download the same exploits and use them, then the attacks will appear to be the same, identical even,” Poucher, who has a degree in IT Security, said.
He went on to explain that while a person is actually in America, he or she can log into a VPN (Virtual Private Network) located in Russia and launch attacks from America.

“When this attack is investigated, it will appear that it originated from Russia,” he said.

Saying that the report “does not state conclusively anything,” it also demonstrates that the US intelligence officials “are still not really sure who hacked the DNC,” Poucher said.


Guccifer 2.0, the entity believed to have originally distributed the leaked materials from the Democratic Party, and claimed to have some ties to Russia, “is a deeply suspicious figure,” the Anonymous activist said.

“At the end of the day, an insurmountable heap of circumstantial evidence is all this report is, without any proof to back up any of the claims whatsoever, except hearsay,” he told RT.



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Anonymous Hacker took down over 10,000 Dark Web Sites; Leaked User Database


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Dark Web is right now going through a very rough time.
Just two days ago, a hacker group affiliated with Anonymous broke into the servers of Freedom Hosting II and took down more than 10,000 Tor-based .onion dark websites with an alarming announcement to its visitors, which said:

"Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked."

Freedom Hosting II is the single largest host of underground websites accessible only through Tor anonymising browser that hosts somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of all sites on the Dark Web, anonymity and privacy researcher Sarah Jamie Lewis estimated.
 
Besides defacing all Dark Web sites hosted on Freedom Hosting II with the same message and stealing its database, the hackers also demanded a ransom for 0.1 Bitcoin (just over $100) to return the compromised data to the hosting service.

Now, it has been reported that the stolen database from Freedom Hosting II has publicly been released online to a site hosted on the Tor network, which includes the email details of nearly 381,000 users, 'Have I Been Pwned' tweeted.

Anonymous Hacker took down over 10,000 Dark Web Sites; Leaked User Database

According to the Anonymous hackers, more than 50 percent of all files hosted on Freedom Hosting II servers were related to child pornography.

Those illegal websites were using gigabytes of data when Freedom Hosting II officially allows no more than 256MB per site, the Anonymous hacker claimed.

In addition to dark sites user details, the data dump also contains backups of website database, most of which are based on popular, free, open source content management systems and forums like WordPress and PHPBB.

In an interview with Motherboard, an Anonymous hacker who claimed responsibility for the hack said this was his first hack ever, and he never intended to take down the hosting provider.

But when he allegedly discovered several large child pornography websites using more than Freedom Hosting II's stated allowance, he decided to take down the service. The hacker claimed to have downloaded 74GB of files and a users database dump of 2.3GB.

Lewis has been analyzing the leaked data and reported that the database contains Dark Web users' numerous plain text emails, usernames, and hashed passwords from forum websites hosted by Freedom Hosting II.

While it's bad news for users who joined one of those forums providing their genuine personal details, law enforcement would be happy, as in a separate case, the FBI used location-tracking malware to infiltrate Dark Web porn sites and track individual users.
 
 
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‘Y’all can’t do nothing to me,’ accused cop killer tells judge, using ‘sovereign citizens’ defense





A Florida judge entered a not guilty plea for accused killer Markeith Loyd after he repeatedly spoke out in court and refused to enter the plea himself. On social media, Markeith Loyd’s persona — documented in dozens of Facebook Live videos — was as fluid as his latest mood. More than a month after he was arrested and accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and an Orlando police officer, Loyd made a court appearance this week in which he debuted another version of himself: Markeith Loyd, apparent sovereign citizen. A far-right, antigovernment group whose adherents believe they’re constitutionally exempt from U.S. laws, sovereign citizens have killed police officers, clogged courts with paperwork and refused to pay taxes. ...



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There is an article on this HERE

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CNN uses screenshot from ‘Fallout 4’ to show how Russians hack things

 

 The thing about computer hacking is that it’s such a general, far-reaching term that it’s almost impossible to explain to someone who isn’t already familiar with it. So, news networks who need b-roll footage to show while they’re talking about hacking usually just show keyboards or random strings of letters and numbers, while the audience stares blindly at the screen, assuming that whatever they’re looking at is somehow related to the topic. Or, if you’re CNN, you steal footage from one of the most popular video games of the year and hope that nobody watching will recognize it. 

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That's some funny shit right there.   


Donald Trump: 'I know a lot about hacking'




President-elect Donald Trump says he is knowledgeable in the field of cyber-hacking and "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private.
Trump's statement to reporters during his annual New Year's Eve bash expressed new scepticism about the security of online methods of communication his administration is set to use.
"You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way ... because I'll tell you what: no computer is safe," Trump said.
The billionaire businessman has repeatedly cast aside allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia tried to influence the presidential election through hacking.
President Barack Obama ordered sanctions on Russian spy agencies last week, closed two Russian compounds, and expelled 35 diplomats the US alleged were really spies. The Russian government has denied the allegations.

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I fell for it too.



The truth is..


How in the hell could someone born in Budapest Hungary from a Jewish family be a Nazi SS officer ? 

Naval Soldier Who Refused To Stand For National Anthem Learns Her Fate

























           Taking a page from football player Colin Kaepernick’s agenda, a former Navy intelligence specialist has been stripped of her security clearance for refusing to stand for the national anthem during morning colors. According to reports, Janaye Ervin was assigned to menial labor for a few days before being let go.
In mid-September, Ervin refused to stand for the anthem while on duty at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Ervin was trying to make a statement about the persecution of blacks in America.
“I just didn’t want to stand at that moment,” Ervin said. “I can’t stand for this song knowing that the song isn’t for me, being black. The song doesn’t represent me at all. To be honest, I never really thought about the flag my entire life, I had no reason to. It’s just a flag.”
The next day, Ervin was read her rights and given a warning about compromising her security clearance. Of course, that clearance was essential for both her civilian and military jobs. Within 24 hours of the incident, she was stripped of her clearance and escorted out.
Though Ervin claimed she did not know what order has been violating, though it has been the 10th general order for centuries. You memorize 11 general orders and a violation of any one of them is subject to Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and is subject to whatever punishment is decided by an assigned court-martial.
In an attempt to play the victim, Ervin posted to Facebook, “The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my Naval job.”

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The 11 General Orders are as follows:
  • Take charge of this post and all government property in view
  • Walk the post in a military manner, always keeping alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing
  • Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce
  • Repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own
  • Quit the post only when properly relieved
  • Receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day and non-commissioned officers of the guard only
  • Talk to no one except in the line of duty
  • Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder
  • Call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions
  • Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased
  • Be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
Recruits must commit these military security rules to memory.