The US is retaliating against the Russian hackers

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I could not find a thread for this, so I have created this one which could be used for other discussions on the subject of Russian hacking (etc) of the USA and elsewhere which may or may not have had Don "Capone" Drumf's involvement.

This is good news, imho:

FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet

The FBI operation targets a piece of sophisticated malware linked to the same Russian hacking group that hit the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin’s global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has learned. The move positions the bureau to build a comprehensive list of victims of the attack, and short-circuits Moscow’s ability to reinfect its targets.
 
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I could not find a thread for this, so I have created this one which could be used for other discussions on the subject of Russian hacking (etc) of the USA and elsewhere which may or may not have had Don "Capone" Drumf's involvement.

This is good news, imho:

FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet

The FBI operation targets a piece of sophisticated malware linked to the same Russian hacking group that hit the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin’s global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has learned. The move positions the bureau to build a comprehensive list of victims of the attack, and short-circuits Moscow’s ability to reinfect its targets.
About time.

Trump probably did his best to stop them. Of course he is busting a gut to discredit the FBI, strip it completely of its independence and turn it against his enemies rather than America's enemies..
 

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This is one of a series of articles about that botnet, the article doesn't mention the previous ones

I do not view that botnet as all that out of the ordinary, also the Photobucket nix and domain seizure don't actually comandeer the botnet

That said the FBI work was useful

Overall, a lot of work is needed to shore up basic cyber, telcos/isp's in Ireland are quite poor imo

Cyp
 

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I could not find a thread for this, so I have created this one which could be used for other discussions on the subject of Russian hacking (etc) of the USA and elsewhere which may or may not have had Don "Capone" Drumf's involvement.

This is good news, imho:

FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet

The FBI operation targets a piece of sophisticated malware linked to the same Russian hacking group that hit the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin’s global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has learned. The move positions the bureau to build a comprehensive list of victims of the attack, and short-circuits Moscow’s ability to reinfect its targets.
Can you explain me how routers could affect HRC loss
 

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This is one of a series of articles about that botnet, the article doesn't mention the previous ones

I do not view that botnet as all that out of the ordinary, also the Photobucket nix and domain seizure don't actually comandeer the botnet

That said the FBI work was useful

Overall, a lot of work is needed to shore up basic cyber, telcos/isp's in Ireland are quite poor imo

Cyp
Can you provide links to the previous articles?
 

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I could not find a thread for this, so I have created this one which could be used for other discussions on the subject of Russian hacking (etc) of the USA and elsewhere which may or may not have had Don "Capone" Drumf's involvement.

This is good news, imho:

FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet

The FBI operation targets a piece of sophisticated malware linked to the same Russian hacking group that hit the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin’s global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has learned. The move positions the bureau to build a comprehensive list of victims of the attack, and short-circuits Moscow’s ability to reinfect its targets.
How is this good news?, the FBI are now using malware they claim is part of the hacking scandal that they invented, to eavesdrop on innocent people in the name of looking for trouble.

In other words, average consumers have the ability to stop Russia’s latest cyber attack by rebooting their routers, which will now reach out to the FBI instead of Russian intelligence. According to the court filings, the FBI is collecting the Internet IP addresses of every compromised router that phones home to the address, so agents can use the information to clean up the global infection.
 

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Also other more niche articles
It is a highly specialised field and many of the "technology" journalists don't have the background or expertise to analyse the details of stories.

There is not currently good enough information in the public domain to have a public policy discussion
It is an undeclared intelligence war where there are no battle lines drawn on a map and the public are oblivious to it all and don't even realise that they are involved.
 

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Translation: how DARE OP attempt to discuss cyberwarfare? Doesnt she know that is miles above her little head?

The experts on here have it all in hand, throwing out vague hints about their superior knowledge. :D
 

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It is a highly specialised field and many of the "technology" journalists don't have the background or expertise to analyse the details of stories.

It is an undeclared intelligence war where there are no battle lines drawn on a map and the public are oblivious to it all and don't even realise that they are involved.
This is indeed a glimpse into the Tier One trenches

The GCHQ drop on this a few months back was interesting

The fun part is, the Tier One players ably hide their sources and methods... trying to go up against them/analyze them is somewhat of a fool's game

Cyp
 

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Translation: how DARE OP attempt to discuss cyberwarfare? Doesnt she know that is miles above her little head?

The experts on here have it all in hand, throwing out vague hints about their superior knowledge. :D
Gracie Superspy, of the Clinton emails saga, is not distinguishable from a Kremlin dezza agent

There is no hope here

Cyp
 

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This is indeed a glimpse into the Tier One trenches
The unusual thing is that the binary malware delivery and persistent infection aren't new things. They were being discussed over twenty five years ago at least.

The fun part is, the Tier One players ably hide their sources and methods... trying to go up against them/analyze them is somewhat of a fool's game
Many of the discoveries emerge only via whistleblowers or mistakes. Tier One operators tend to take things a lot more seriously than the average Piester like EotN.
 
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Goodness, this thread had brought out some of p.ie's twisted minds some of whom think they are cyber experts but cannot deign to provide any links to sources they mention. Maybe they simply don't know, or have invented vague references :shock:

Not all of you who have responded thus, and I thank you.

It is good news that we know of some work from the FBI and others on this matter. I don't mind if the rest is as yet unknown to hoi polloi such as us p.ie posters, but it will be an interesting read when they become available.
 

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Goodness, this thread had brought out some of p.ie's twisted minds some of whom think they are cyber experts but cannot deign to provide any links to sources they mention. Maybe they simply don't know, or have invented vague references :shock:

Not all of you who have responded thus, and I thank you.

It is good news that we know of some work from the FBI and others on this matter. I don't mind if the rest is as yet unknown to hoi polloi such as us p.ie posters, but it will be an interesting read when they become available.
Your diseased brainfart of an OP links to the wrong Daily Beast article

Your thread title "The US is retaliating against the Russian hackers" implies some sort of offensive operation by the FBI

The described FBI operation is defensive

You are...not even wrong

Cyp
 

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Your diseased brainfart of an OP links to the wrong Daily Beast article

Your thread title "The US is retaliating against the Russian hackers" implies some sort of offensive operation by the FBI

The described FBI operation is defensive

You are...not even wrong

Cyp
Face it, you are jealous and fuming I got in ahead of you with a cyber story :D
I did not intend to. The Daily Beast article just came to my attention.

Why not start your own thread to counter this one, you petty cyber idiot? I don't mind. So long as it has some interesting stuff to read and reliable sources.
 

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The unusual thing is that the binary malware delivery and persistent infection aren't new things. They were being discussed over twenty five years ago at least.

Many of the discoveries emerge only via whistleblowers or mistakes. Tier One operators tend to take things a lot more seriously than the average Piester like EotN.
Wondering how long you could bear to go without returning to your favourite subject: why doesnt EOTN admire me? :D
 

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Wondering how long you could bear to go without returning to your favourite subject: why doesnt EOTN admire me? :D
And yet you keep posting in technology threads where you evidently have no expertise. Perhaps it is just attention seeking. :)
 


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