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Thu Dec 29, 2016, 04:13 PM

FBI, DHS release report on Russia hacking

Source: The Hill

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday released a joint report detailing how investigators linked the Russian government to hacks on various Democratic political organizations.

The document makes clear reference to the hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, although it does not mention either by name.


The 13-page report provides technical details regarding tools and infrastructure used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services to “compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.” (See the entire report below.)

It comes as part of a slate of retaliatory measures against Russia issued Thursday by the Obama administration in response to the hacks.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/312132-fbi-dhs-release-report-on-russia-hacking



full report @https://www.scribd.com/book/335307386/JAR-16-20296

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 05:10 PM

1. Not what I was hoping for.

Wanted to know everyone who got broken into. Suspect Russians used info to embarrass Clinton, but used other info to blackmail Trump, Republicans and elements of the FBI.

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Response to rolypolychloe (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 05:40 PM

4. Wecome to democracy. The JAR full report isn't enough for you? they're in all our stuff

This activity by RIS is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the U.S. government and its citizens. These cyber operations have included spearphishing campaigns targeting government organizations, critical infrastructure entities, think tanks, universities, political organizations, and corporations leading to the theft of information. In foreign countries, RIS actors conducted damaging and/or disruptive cyber-attacks, including attacks on critical infrastructure networks. In some cases, RIS actors masqueraded as third parties, hiding behind false online personas designed to cause the victim to misattribute the source of the attack. This JAR provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the U.S. Government.


13 page JAR report link
https://www.scribd.com/document/335307386/JAR-16-20296

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 08:44 PM

14. More interested in what they did with RNC info, not how they got it

There have been a couple of reports that the RNC was also hacked, around the same time. We know what the Russians did with the DNC info. What did they do with the RNC info?

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Response to rolypolychloe (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 09:04 PM

16. Russian grammar makes use of verbal aspect.

One variety of aspect focuses on completed or accomplished versus incomplete or without result. The first is "perfective". The second, "imperfective."

In Russian, I'd say that the Russians hacked (perfective) the DNC because we saw the results. I'd have so say that the Russians hacked (imperfective) the RNC. Either they attempted it and failed; or they got nothing that had any result.

Most reports that the RNC were hacked say that the RNC was targeted, so therefore they *must* have been hacked. So http://www.timesofisrael.com/report-russia-hacked-rnc-but-did-not-leak-info/.

Then again, there's no evidence that the RNC was hacked. http://thehill.com/policy/defense/310683-report-russians-failed-to-hack-rnc . Or what appears to be partisan, http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2016/12/did-russia-hack-rnc-too-heres-what-we-know-so-far/133873/ . I think it's fair to point out that (R) in general weren't necessarily backed by the Poutine because some (R) did have their hacked data released. What's left is either (a) the RNC was successfully hacked and none of the data released or (b) the spearphishing attempt failed or got nothing. We assume (a) in reaching our conclusions, but given the state of the knowledge all we have is an assumed conclusion.

I've been the subject of hacking attacks. For instance, today I got an email that looked to be from a friend. Except the email address for her was wrong. The email said there was a link I'd probably like, so she was forwarding it. They know the name that's linked with the email account. The link was http://www.7bfz.news4736yXXX.ru . I've added XXX to the link just in case some dolt decided to click on it. Now, it might be that they're just trying to sell me a subscription to Pravda, or maybe it's a nifty new online technical dictionary. You know, I'm not going to click on it to find out.

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Response to Igel (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 09:31 PM

17. It's " a) ", of course. Today's pubs aren't only very corrupted

by serving their big donors, but they've become extremist in ideology and can't win national elections without years of plotting and implementing dirty and even illegal strategies.

Of course the Russians held what they have on the pubs. These days the Democrats are the big threat blocking their plans to rebuild the Soviet Union.

Plus, it would be very strange if some of that material couldn't be potentially useful in future. Many analysts seriously wonder what Putin might have on Trump. No doubt they're also wondering what Putin has on other powers on the right.

What a bunch of goodies WE must have seemed to the Kremlin as they mined for items infinitely more interesting than a donor calling the DNC to make sure he was getting an invitation to a good party, and other similarly shocking revelations.

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Response to rolypolychloe (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 06:35 PM

6. Your disappointment is duly noted. nt

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Response to rolypolychloe (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 07:24 PM

12. What information do you think Clinton might have found most embarassing?

Benghazi??

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Response to snort (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 08:37 PM

13. Colluding with Debbie Wasserman to undercut Sanders

Not her finest moment

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Response to rolypolychloe (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 08:44 PM

15. You got me by the short hairs on that one.

But I would take that over Trump's colluding with Moscow. I'm guessing they have him by his short hairs.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 05:19 PM

2. The evidence of Russian hacking we've been waiting for.

I wonder how Trump will weasel out of this one.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 05:34 PM

3. 13 pages. Pretty slim. Did someone at the top of the agencies keep it that way?

Seems like they both were asleep at the wheel.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 06:26 PM

5. It also just talks about email hacking.

Nothing broader mentioned in the report.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 06:55 PM

9. Public airing of details

is liable to reveal too much about our counter-espionage techniques and could endanger human assets engaged in monitoring Russian activity in these areas. I think we can safely assume our intelligence services have a solid grasp of what the Russian cyber spies are up to, but are holding back sensitive data.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 07:10 PM

10. It's because 99% of the evidence is still classified

To protect sources and methods. The US public will never see it, unfortunately. The information released is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 06:39 PM

7. I want to see the connection to Trump

We know it was there. The Russians admitted it. Trump had the private server devoted to them. I want the dots connected so no republican can deny what they have done.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 06:50 PM

8. Wondering if they hacked Comey and found his rationale

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 07:17 PM

11. Trump and his supporters

Are already going after this report because it's provided "as is" with "no warranties" and "traffic light protocol: white."

That's the way they're trying to tear it down on twitter as if they know what those terms really mean in this situation. Of course what they don't get is that those terms don't mean what they think they mean because this isn't buying a used car or anything like that.

But, those are the straws to which they are grasping in their desperation.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:21 AM

18. GodsDammit I want every vote verified NYC to CA!!

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