Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cyber security firm warns that Russian hackers are laying the groundwork to spy on US Senate.

Courtesy of Business Insider:  

The US Senate was targeted last year by the same hacking group that broke into the Democratic National Committee servers during the 2016 presidential election, according to the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. 

The research firm found that phishing sites were set up by Pawn Storm, also known as Fancy Bear or APT28, mimicking the Senate's internal email system in an attempt to gain users' login credentials. 

"By looking at the digital fingerprints of these phishing sites and comparing them with a large data set that spans almost five years, we can uniquely relate them to a couple of Pawn Storm incidents in 2016 and 2017," the researchers wrote. 

They added that the phishing emails, while not advanced in nature, are often "the starting point of further attacks that include stealing sensitive data from email inboxes." 

The June 2017 phishing attempts would not have been the first time Russia tried to infiltrate the US Senate. In its extensive analysis of Fancy Bear's targets during the presidential election, the Associated Press found that Senate staffers Robert Zarate, Josh Holmes, and Jason Thielman were targeted between 2015-2016.

And just a reminder that the Trump Administration has done virtually NOTHING to protect the American people against these attacks. 

I'll leave it to you to imagine why that is.


  1. Anonymous5:09 AM

    The evil spawns of satan continue to harm American families. Cut them off. Remove them. Expose them and fight.

    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      no can do. doesn't satan own all this? anyone accepting the greenbacks bought in already. isn't that the motto, in god we trust on the money? bow you fools. donald is the son of the man downstairs, and it is just beginning. thanks to the church who profess to worship the man upstairs. donald is the biggest con of them all.

  2. Anonymous5:19 AM

    Certain media, internet and communication corporations are directly at fault for this crime. They will be held accountable. We need secure communication. Identify who and what corporations are involved in this treason.

    1. Anonymous6:12 AM

      Held accountable? Not when every regulation known to man is being dropped as fast as they can make it so.

    2. Leland8:06 AM

      5:19, I seem to recall that one of the first things President Obama wanted to do was to secure our systems. ALL of them.

      That went over really well with the Congress, didn't it? I suspect that a fair number of those in Congress don't WANT secure channels.

  3. Anonymous9:05 AM


    "London Mayor started to speak at today's event, the protesters stood up and shouted that they were making a 'citizen's arrest'.
    The men - who got into the event by buying tickets - also vowed to take the panel's chair Kate Green MP into custody as well as Sir Keir Starmer and general secretary Andrew Harrop.
    They then told guards that they were attempting to arrest the politicians under 'common law jurisdiction' and the Magna Carta - the 13th-century document that is often regarded as the foundation of the modern legal system.
    "When Mr Khan resumed his speech after the protesters were escorted from the venue by police, he took a dig at the American president who recently described himself as a 'very stable genius'.
    Mr Khan told delegates: 'It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.'"

  4. Anonymous9:33 AM

    " I guess this is about a year ago, we were having dinner and they were really concerned — partially based, not to go too much into the weeds — this Fusion GPS report on Trump essentially being run as a Russian agent. And these are some active and former CIA agents who … they’re truly concerned,” Moby recounted.

    “They were like, ‘This is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Putin] has a Russian agent as the President of the United States,’”
    "“It’s really disturbing and it’s going to get quite a lot darker,” Moby predicted. “Like the depths of the Trump family in business and their involvement with organized crime, sponsored terrorism, Russian oligarchs, it’s really dark.”

    “I guess we should all, like, fasten our seat belts and hold on,”

  5. Anonymous10:40 AM

    False Flag testing?
    " “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”"

  6. Anonymous12:18 PM

    'Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire" covers over a hundred events from 1949-1989. Each of these was given its own slide with some brief background,"<FURY!

  7. Chenagrrl1:42 PM

    So what are clip-clop Sen. Lisa Murkowski and sheepy Sen. Dan Sullivan doing about this. To complex. Boot their asses out.

  8. Could this be why Republicans are joining the Democrats in restoring Net Neutrality? Could there be somthing in the legislation to force our social media to be more socially responsible? Like they have but way too late.


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