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(CNN)   The military's designated hacking unit admits to taking offensive action against ransomware assholes   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2353 clicks; posted to Politics » on 06 Dec 2021 at 9:50 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-06 8:52:18 AM  
I DELETE HIS FILES (Scammers operation destroyed)
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Along with scammers assholes.
 
2021-12-06 8:55:13 AM  
It's a start, though I would recommend a couple other tactics.....

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2021-12-06 9:25:41 AM  
Good, now go after Putin and his oligarch buddies personally. May I humbly suggest some seriously graphic BSD gay pr0n deepfakes to begin with.
 
2021-12-06 9:50:05 AM  
Did they hack the Gibson?

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2021-12-06 9:56:56 AM  
101st keyboarders
 
2021-12-06 9:58:59 AM  
They should be working on phone scammers. No one batted an eye in surprise when the news ran that story about the guy who prompted search and rescue because he wouldn't answer an unknown phone number on his cell which turned out to be people making sure he was ok. The news presented it as if it was bizarre or some fault he wouldn't answer his phone. Regular people in the regular world rarely answer their phones anymore when its people they know. I know zero people who answer calls from unknown numbers specifically behind phone scams and my auto warranty and that cop calling about donations.
 
2021-12-06 10:04:26 AM  
Ok. Isn't this their job?
 
2021-12-06 10:05:11 AM  
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2021-12-06 10:07:57 AM  

FlashHarry: Good, now go after Putin and his oligarch buddies personally. May I humbly suggest some seriously graphic BSD gay pr0n deepfakes to begin with.


Two small problems,

1)  Putin and his kleptocracy buddies have wwwwaaaaayyyy better security than your average ransomware bad guy.

2)  Going after non-gov't backed hackers isn't gong to tip the US' hand at what we are capable of doing.  At least not until the hackers sell their logs to the Soviets (no, I said that correctly).   And the US Gov't has reasons for not doing that at this time.
 
2021-12-06 10:09:04 AM  

rudemix: They should be working on phone scammers. No one batted an eye in surprise when the news ran that story about the guy who prompted search and rescue because he wouldn't answer an unknown phone number on his cell which turned out to be people making sure he was ok. The news presented it as if it was bizarre or some fault he wouldn't answer his phone. Regular people in the regular world rarely answer their phones anymore when its people they know. I know zero people who answer calls from unknown numbers specifically behind phone scams and my auto warranty and that cop calling about donations.


Last time I was in the hospital they made a point to let people know that they had a non-local area code so make sure you pick up the phone for follow up calls. If they hadn't you're damn right I would have ignored the calls.
 
2021-12-06 10:09:19 AM  
Good. How long until the right wing nuts start complaining about this?
 
2021-12-06 10:17:03 AM  
Finally, a military police action I think everyone wholeheartedly approves of.
 
2021-12-06 10:19:38 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Good. How long until the right wing nuts start complaining about this?


As soon as Vlady's script writers get it in his hand's
 
2021-12-06 10:20:36 AM  

rudemix: They should be working on phone scammers. No one batted an eye in surprise when the news ran that story about the guy who prompted search and rescue because he wouldn't answer an unknown phone number on his cell which turned out to be people making sure he was ok. The news presented it as if it was bizarre or some fault he wouldn't answer his phone. Regular people in the regular world rarely answer their phones anymore when its people they know. I know zero people who answer calls from unknown numbers specifically behind phone scams and my auto warranty and that cop calling about donations.


We need to do something about phone scammers, and that guy's story shows us why.

The guy was still incredibly, mind-bogglingly stupid for not answering his phone, though.
 
2021-12-06 10:21:44 AM  
I'm okay with this.
 
2021-12-06 10:23:55 AM  
Operation Screaming Fist?
 
2021-12-06 10:26:09 AM  
Nakasone said last month that the US government had "conducted a surge" against ransomware operators, including by trying to cut off the hackers' sources of funding.

Really?  Is this the same guy who couldn't protect his own building from a regular terrorist attack?
 
2021-12-06 10:31:25 AM  
Better story:

Pegasus spyware on State Department phones: What you need to know - CNET

It's a doozy of a case in digital spying. Security researchers have revealed evidence of attempted or successful installations of Pegasus, software made by Israel-based cybersecurity company NSO Group, on 37 phones belonging to activists, rights workers, journalists and businesspeople. They appear to have been targets of secret surveillance by software that's intended to help governments pursue criminals and terrorists.
 
2021-12-06 10:37:26 AM  

jethroe: Better story:

Pegasus spyware on State Department phones: What you need to know - CNET

It's a doozy of a case in digital spying. Security researchers have revealed evidence of attempted or successful installations of Pegasus, software made by Israel-based cybersecurity company NSO Group, on 37 phones belonging to activists, rights workers, journalists and businesspeople. They appear to have been targets of secret surveillance by software that's intended to help governments pursue criminals and terrorists.


Israel was using NSO software as a fig leaf for getting along with the Saudis and the UAE. NSO will claim the uses were against ToS(they were), but kept enabling authoritarians to use it anyway. Israel is changing the export rules for such software, likely after the U.S. leaned on them to do so.
 
2021-12-06 10:41:54 AM  
Have they tried isolating the node?

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2021-12-06 10:42:20 AM  

OptimisticCynicism: jethroe: Better story:

Pegasus spyware on State Department phones: What you need to know - CNET

It's a doozy of a case in digital spying. Security researchers have revealed evidence of attempted or successful installations of Pegasus, software made by Israel-based cybersecurity company NSO Group, on 37 phones belonging to activists, rights workers, journalists and businesspeople. They appear to have been targets of secret surveillance by software that's intended to help governments pursue criminals and terrorists.

Israel was using NSO software as a fig leaf for getting along with the Saudis and the UAE. NSO will claim the uses were against ToS(they were), but kept enabling authoritarians to use it anyway. Israel is changing the export rules for such software, likely after the U.S. leaned on them to do so.


Yep, I had read that too this weekend.  Looks like NSO is fighting this:

NSO will try to reverse the US government's sanction. "We look forward to presenting the full information regarding how we have the world's most rigorous compliance and human rights programs that are based the American values we deeply share, which already resulted in multiple terminations of contacts with government agencies that misused our products," an NSO spokesperson said.
 
2021-12-06 10:59:10 AM  
Sweet, I would like to think they're still doing the black hood, shot in the arm, fly you out on a cargo jet so you spend your life in a DOD run black site hell hole... except for these assholes and the people running the car warranty shiat or whatever else is targeting old people.
 
2021-12-06 11:00:26 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Nakasone said last month that the US government had "conducted a surge" against ransomware operators, including by trying to cut off the hackers' sources of funding.

Really?  Is this the same guy who couldn't protect his own building from a regular terrorist attack?


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2021-12-06 11:01:59 AM  

rudemix: that cop calling about donations.


My favorite experience with that one was answering the phone in a government office and cutting the guy off to tell him just who he'd called.
 
2021-12-06 11:24:35 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Good. How long until the right wing nuts start complaining about this?


More like Farkers here complaining about how Biden is protecting rich corporations.

They never shut up.

Never ever ever ever.
 
2021-12-06 11:26:58 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Nakasone said last month that the US government had "conducted a surge" against ransomware operators, including by trying to cut off the hackers' sources of funding.

Really?  Is this the same guy who couldn't protect his own building from a regular terrorist attack?


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/wait, what?
 
2021-12-06 11:29:27 AM  

FlashHarry: Good, now go after Putin and his oligarch buddies personally. May I humbly suggest some seriously graphic BSD gay pr0n deepfakes to begin with.


Screw that. Just take the money he has stashed overseas in the name of his oligarch underlings. You know he didn't keep his stolen billions in his shiathole country.
 
2021-12-06 11:48:11 AM  
Taking down hospitals and local governments is not at all compromising national security.  MAGA training grounds don't need the competition though.
 
2021-12-06 12:08:36 PM  
Sic the NSA, CIA, FBI, and Seat Team 6 on the entire robo-caller value chain?  Have the DoJ should sit this one out.  Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
 
2021-12-06 12:13:31 PM  
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2021-12-06 12:14:57 PM  

Pharmdawg: Finally, a military police action I think everyone wholeheartedly approves of.


Or
You could just use Linux desktops
 
2021-12-06 12:28:47 PM  
just an FYI... there is an interesting humble bundle with 18 books on hacking from no starch press... I think you can get all 18 for as little as $30...  I have them and started looking at them over the weekend... some are basically text books... but seem pretty comprehensive... the one on ethical hacking has details about setting up your own little network to hack into ... linux desktops... server... etc...

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/ha​c​king-by-no-starch-press-books
 
2021-12-06 12:40:28 PM  

bootman: Sic the NSA, CIA, FBI, and Seat Team 6 on the entire robo-caller value chain?  Have the DoJ should sit this one out.  Thank you for coming to my TED talk.


With my callcentric home voip phone
The robo boys have been shut down.

Anonymous calls too
 
2021-12-06 1:14:44 PM  

Sofa King Smart: just an FYI... there is an interesting humble bundle with 18 books on hacking from no starch press... I think you can get all 18 for as little as $30...  I have them and started looking at them over the weekend... some are basically text books... but seem pretty comprehensive... the one on ethical hacking has details about setting up your own little network to hack into ... linux desktops... server... etc...

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/hac​king-by-no-starch-press-books


Black Hat Python is a classic. The ghidra book is probably a good thing to read(Ida pro is farking expensive so Ghidra was a gamechanger). Pretty sure I've heard of the ethical hacking one. Something like RTFM is always a good addition though that doesn't seem to be in the bundle.
 
2021-12-06 1:26:10 PM  
better yet:

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2021-12-06 5:01:34 PM  

Smoking GNU: Ok. Isn't this their job?


Is corporate IT security the job of the publicly funded military?

Socialize the costs and privatize the profits, once again.
 
2021-12-06 6:16:09 PM  

KB202: Smoking GNU: Ok. Isn't this their job?

Is corporate IT security the job of the publicly funded military?

Socialize the costs and privatize the profits, once again.


No different than the Navy combatting piracy
 
2021-12-06 6:34:17 PM  

austerity101: rudemix: They should be working on phone scammers. No one batted an eye in surprise when the news ran that story about the guy who prompted search and rescue because he wouldn't answer an unknown phone number on his cell which turned out to be people making sure he was ok. The news presented it as if it was bizarre or some fault he wouldn't answer his phone. Regular people in the regular world rarely answer their phones anymore when its people they know. I know zero people who answer calls from unknown numbers specifically behind phone scams and my auto warranty and that cop calling about donations.

We need to do something about phone scammers, and that guy's story shows us why.

The guy was still incredibly, mind-bogglingly stupid for not answering his phone, though.


He was lost in Yellowstone if I remember correctly. He knew he was lost. Yet he didn't even think to get his long/lat from his phone and call for help when he had a farking phone signal. If he steps foot in the wilderness again I am rooting for the bears to eat him.
 
2021-12-06 7:10:30 PM  

FlashHarry: Good, now go after Putin and his oligarch buddies personally. May I humbly suggest some seriously graphic BSD gay pr0n deepfakes to begin with.


BSD porn?  That tail looks like it could hurt.

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