Look, I realize that I’m not privy to all of the information that is out there. There is after all so many hours in a day that I have to peruse these interwebs. However, the attempt to sell the Russians hacked the election narrative seems to be reaching levels that require complete suspension of critical thought and adopting 100% blind faith in the government.
Two Russian spies are among the four people charged over the massive data breach at Yahoo in 2014 that impacted at least half-a-billion accounts.
Wow, ok. It’s pretty amazing they caught these Russian spies hacking, as it is almost impossible to track down hackers who have the ability to do actual hacking but I guess the government is all over this.
The hack targeted the email accounts of Russian and US officials, Russian journalists, and employees of financial services and other businesses, officials said.
Wait, so they were hacking Russian officials?
Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division, spoke to reporters in Washington DC on Wednesday morning.
She named the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers as: Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43.
Ha! And you thought only young guys could do this hacking thing.
The two other men were described as criminal hackers, and identified as: Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, 29, and Karim Baratov – a 22-year-old Canadian and Kazakh national and a resident of Canada.
Oh wait. So the Russian guys weren’t doing the hacking. The actual hacking was done by these two guys in Canada. So…….what do the Russians have to do with it again?
McCord said the Russian spies ‘protected, directed, facilitated, and paid,’ Belan and Baratov to take part in the operation.
So let me get this straight: these two Russian agents paid two guys in Canada to hack Yahoo to get random information on millions of people but since some of these people might have been important people then it was a diabolical plan. I’m sorry but they’re losing me here.
‘The criminal conduct at issue, carried out and otherwise facilitated by officers from an FSB unit that serves as the FBI’s point of contact in Moscow on cybercrime matters, is beyond the pale,’ she said in a statement.
Wait so now the entire FSB who is supposed to be working with the FBI on this cyber stuff was in on it?
I realize that to many this woman may look totally trustworthy but this is quickly starting to sound like more and more of the same Russian demonizing propaganda that we’ve been subjected to non stop for the past several months.
‘Once again, the Department and the FBI have demonstrated that hackers around the world can and will be exposed and held accountable.
‘State actors may be using common criminals to access the data they want, but the indictment shows that our companies do not have to stand alone against this threat.’
I’m sorry but it seems to me that if the FSB was doing hacking stuff, and don’t get me wrong I’m sure they are as are all of these government agencies around the world, they would be after people with really sensitive information. With that having been said, if you were a government official handling really sensitive information would you really be doing via Yahoo mail? LOL I mean seriously, Yahoo mail? Do you know how shitty and unreliable Yahoo mail is?
The range of charges are officially listed as: Conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse, Conspiring to engage in and committing economic espionage, Conspiring to engage in and the theft of trade secrets, Conspiring to commit wire fraud, Accessing a computer without authorization to obtain information for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain, Transmitting code with the intent to cause damage to computers, Counterfeit access device fraud, Counterfeit access device making equipment, and Aggravated identity theft.
Honestly, this just sounds like your run of the mill cyber crime stuff. I really don’t see why Russian agents would be a part of it.
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s outgoing CEO, tweeted her thanks to the agencies shortly after the press conference.
Oh I know her: she’s the latest attempt at successful female CEO to run a company into the ground.
And she has crazy eyes.
‘Very grateful to the FBI & DOJ for bringing to justice the Russian officials & hackers who led the attack on Yahoo,’ Mayer wrote.
Maybe it wasn’t an attack on Yahoo. Maybe they were just frustrated because they were unable to get into their email, as Yahoo mail is prone to do about twice a week, and were just trying to fix the problem themselves.
Yahoo’s Assistant General Counsel, Head of Global Law Enforcement, Security and Safety also commented on the indictments.
‘The indictment unequivocally shows the attacks on Yahoo were state-sponsored. We are deeply grateful to the FBI for investigating these crimes and the DOJ for bringing charges against those responsible,’ Chris Madsen wrote.
But it’s Yahoo. I mean…Yahoo.
‘We’re committed to keeping our users and our platforms secure and will continue to engage with law enforcement to combat cybercrime.’
But you waited two years to tell your users there had been a breech.
Yahoo did not disclose the 2014 breach until last September when it began notifying at least 500 million users that their email addresses, birth dates, answers to security questions and other personal information may have been stolen.
Three months later, Yahoo revealed it had uncovered a separate hack in 2013 affecting about 1 billion accounts, including some that were also hit in 2014.
Though the Justice Department has previously charged Russian hackers with cybercrime – as well as hackers sponsored by the Chinese and Iranian governments – this would be the first criminal case brought against Russian government officials.
Yeah and it just so happens that this is all taking place during the “Russians hacked the election!” hoax.
It comes as federal authorities investigate Russian interference through hacking in the 2016 presidential election.
It’s almost like a story is being written to sell to the American people. But hey, Grandpa Lampshade is no super duper computer security expert. Perhaps there is more here than meets the eye. Ah, I see in this very same article, they talk to an actual computer security expert. Let’s see what he says.
Mogull said he was surprised the Department of Justice was able to name specific individuals and issue the indictment.
‘We’ve come to expect that you don’t really figure out who performs these attacks,’ he said.
Yeah that’s always been my understanding as well. Then right out of the blue, right in the middle of this Russians hacked the election hoax BOOM they catch two Canadians for hacking and say that even though these guys weren’t Russian agents they were actually working for Russian agents who wanted access to the sensitive top secret information from Yahoo email users.
The fact that the indictment ties together the FSB and criminals is a new development, he said.
‘It will be very interesting to see what comes up in court, and how they tie those two together.’
It sounds to me as though computer expert guy is a bit skeptical. To add one last coincidence to this entire story, this just so happens to go down just in time to push the Wikileaks drop out of the news, which revealed that the CIA can basically spy on everyone in the world at any time they want to via their smart devices and computers. I realized all along that there were traitors in our government but I think all of those coming forward to promote this Russians hacked the election hoax goes to show just how many traitors are in our government. Hell, at this point I think there may not be anyone left except for traitors and Jews running the entire show. Which doesn’t sound that far fetched. I mean, think about it; if you were an upright person with honor and principles, would you want to work around these people everyday?