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15.05.2018 - 12:27 [ Consortium News ]

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

(12.12.2016) we draw on decades of senior-level experience – with emphasis on cyber-intelligence and security – to cut through uninformed, largely partisan fog. Far from hiding behind anonymity, we are proud to speak out with the hope of gaining an audience appropriate to what we merit – given our long labors in government and other areas of technology. And corny though it may sound these days, our ethos as intelligence professionals remains, simply, to tell it like it is – without fear or favor.

We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack.

15.05.2018 - 12:27 [ Spiegel.de ]

US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf: Demokraten sind mithilfe deutscher E-Mails gehackt worden

(24.3.2018) Der Hackerangriff auf das Nationale Komitee der US-Demokraten (DNC) war offenbar global organisiert. So nutzten die Hacker nach SPIEGEL-Informationen für ihren Angriff auch deutsche E-Mail-Adressen. Das geht aus einem Rechtshilfeersuchen der US-Behörden an die Bundesrepublik hervor.

07.05.2018 - 09:23 [ DailyDot.com ]

What is Black Cube, the Cambridge Analytica-linked intelligence firm?

(7.4.2018) In his testimony last month to the U.K. Parliament, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie threw an Israeli private intelligence firm known as Black Cube under the bus.

Wylie claimed that Cambridge Analytica hired Black Cube to hack Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari.

24.04.2018 - 13:59 [ Consortium News ]

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

(12.12.2016) we draw on decades of senior-level experience – with emphasis on cyber-intelligence and security – to cut through uninformed, largely partisan fog. Far from hiding behind anonymity, we are proud to speak out with the hope of gaining an audience appropriate to what we merit – given our long labors in government and other areas of technology. And corny though it may sound these days, our ethos as intelligence professionals remains, simply, to tell it like it is – without fear or favor.

We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack.

20.04.2018 - 22:30 [ Consortium News ]

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

(12.12.2016) All signs point to leaking, not hacking. If hacking were involved, the National Security Agency would know it – and know both sender and recipient.

In short, since leaking requires physically removing data – on a thumb drive, for example – the only way such data can be copied and removed, with no electronic trace of what has left the server, is via a physical storage device.

06.04.2018 - 09:37 [ MercuryNews.com ]

YouTube shooting brings burst of fake news, hacking

(3.4.2018) A hacker targeted YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik’s Twitter account a few hours after he tweeted that he’d heard shots and was barricaded in a room with colleagues. A number of fake tweets were posted on his timeline, one of them a homophobic insult. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “We’re on it.” Lavrusik later tweeted that he had his account “back.” (…)

A reporter who took to Twitter to call out fake-news tweets identifying as the shooter a range of people — including Hillary Clinton and several YouTube performers — was herself identified as the attacker.