We hacked a German election software. Exploits on Github. Total disaster. You’re welcome. #BTW17 #Election #PCWahl

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Mysterious Hacker Leaks Emails Of Top US State Department Expert On Russia

FYI.

Mysterious Hacker Leaks Emails Of Top US State Department Expert On Russia:

Coming at a “sensitive” moment for US-Russian hacking diplomatic relations, on Friday Foreign Policy reported that emails belonging to a senior US State Department intelligence official involved in Russian affairs have been leaked by a hacker known as “Johnnie Walker.” The official, whose work is focused on Russian domestic affairs and who was described to FT as “probably the top intelligence guy in the entire U.S. government on Russia [who] knows more than anybody about what’s going on there,” is said to have been particularly interested in Russian media and government reshuffling.

The emails which were sourced from a hacked nongovernmental account over a two-year period, were sent to “an unknown number of recipients” and while the leaks were first released on July 10, they did not gain widespread attention until Friday when both FP and Newsweek commented on the hack.

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Russian Hackers Said To “Penetrate US Electricity Grid” Using Outdated Ukrainian Malware

Russian Hackers Said To “Penetrate US Electricity Grid” Using Outdated Ukrainian Malware:

A Vermont state electric utility, Burlingont Electric, announced on Friday it had found on one of its laptops not connected to the power grid a malware code the U.S. government says is used by Russian hackers. However, as usual in such cases, there is more to the story than initially reported.

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John McAfee: ‘I Can Guarantee You, It Was Not the Russians’

John McAfee: ‘I Can Guarantee You, It Was Not the Russians’:

In case some of you were duped into believing this was evidence that proved Russia hacked the US elections, John McAfee would like to remind you that you’re probably a high tier retard and would believe virtually anything your government told you.

Crazy, but brilliant, John said “if it looks like the Russians did it, then I can guarantee you it was not the Russians.”

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AND NOW: US Officially Accuses Russia Of Hacking Democratic Party, State Election Systems

US Officially Accuses Russia Of Hacking Democratic Party, State Election Systems:

After months of speculation whether the US would officially accuse Russia of being responsible for various intrusions and hacks, primarily involving the Democratic party, moments ago we finally got the long-anticipated confirmation when the US named Russia as the actor behind the hacking attempts on political organizations and, more importantly, state election systems and accused Putin of carrying out a wide-ranging campaign to interfere with the 2016 elections, including by hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other political officials.

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Bitcoin’s Largest Competitor Hacked: Over $59 Million “Ethers” Stolen In Ongoing Attack

Bitcoin’s Largest Competitor Hacked: Over $59 Million “Ethers” Stolen In Ongoing Attack:

One month ago, Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase in a sweeping, 2,500-word blog post, took aim at what he called a “stagnant” bitcoin community that he characterized as being outperformed by innovators working on the Ethereum network. In the post, Ehrsam sought to position Ethereum as a possible competitor to bitcoin, indicating his belief that the competing protocol could “blow past bitcoin entirely” (perhaps he was merely peeved at the lack of commission fees Coinbase was generating). In his post, Eshram said: “There is nothing that bitcoin can do which Ethereum can’t. While Ethereum is less battle tested, it is moving faster, has better leadership and has more developer mindshare. First mover advantage is challenging to overcome, but at current pace, it’s conceivable.”

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UPDATE: What Does Guccifer Know About Hillary’s Email And Why Did He Get Such A Sweet Deal From Prosecutors?

UPDATE: What Does Guccifer Know About Hillary’s Email And Why Did He Get Such A Sweet Deal From Prosecutors?:

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COULD GUCCIFER’S DEAL HELP TAKE DOWN HILLARY?

Romanian hacker Guccifer struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in Federal court recently. What does that mean for the FBI’s case on Hillary Clinton? And what information does Guccifer hold that allowed him to strike such a quick agreement?

Here’s Guccifer’s Plea Deal… (PDF)

At least two different sets of sealed documents were filed in the case against Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker Guccifer.

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Chinese Hackers Break Into NY Fed, Steal $100 Million From Bangladesh Central Bank

You can’t make this up: Chinese hackers stole $100 million from the Bangladesh Central Bank’s account at the New York Fed and then laundered it through Philippine casinos.


Chinese Hackers Break Into NY Fed, Steal $100 Million From Bangladesh Central Bank:

Reports indicate that some of the stolen funds were traced to the Philippines, but given what we know about the “Cyber Axis of Evil,” we can only suspect it was Iranians, Chinese, or the criminal/military mastermind Kim Jong-Un who was behind the scam, but whatever the case, someone, somewhere, hacked into Bangladesh’s central bank on February 5.

According to Reuters, “some of the funds” have been recovered, but the bank didn’t initially say how much or how much was initially stolen. We suppose that theoretically it could have been a rather large sum, as the country has around $26 billion in FX reserves on hand:

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But just moments ago we learned from the AFP that the amount lost was around $100 million. “Some of the money was then illegally transferred online to the Philippines and Sri Lanka, a central bank official told AFP on condition of anonymity.” 

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