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Malware Used In DNC Breach Found Tracking Ukraine Military

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by lecter, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. lecter

    lecter not even webscale

    Sep 13, 2012
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    Vladimir bless!

    A good read, opposite to CNN etc
    If you're completely out of the loop I tried to explain the basic picture of the connection between Russian intelligence agencies and advanced persistent threats in another thread, Fancy Bear would be such a group and is one of the two groups which was more or less found responsible for the DNC breach.

    Now their signature was found on compromised devices of Ukraine's military.

    A quite interesting read.
  2. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Banned Banned

    Feb 2, 2016
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    Put this nonsense to rest NSA. Show us the packet transfer across the fiber optic cables.

    If the DNC was hacked, we know for a fact that the NSA has this info.

    No need for this Sherlock Holmes type deduction.

    Either the NSA has the smoking gun, and it was a hack whose origin can be traced, or they don't, and this was a leak.
  3. Big_Chief_Stove

    Big_Chief_Stove Silver Belt

    Mar 22, 2008
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    Up North
    No hack, just leaks.
  4. sub_thug

    sub_thug Silver Belt

    Oct 31, 2008
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    Russia probably hacked the DNC servers. The Dark Reading article clearly suggests it. It's not like cracking email servers is that difficult, and the DNC servers are better protected just because they belong to the DNC. A simple phishing attack would have been enough to get the foothold needed to access those servers.

    Let me play devil's advocate for a second: once a malware has been released, it's not like a bomb. Bombs explode, and you can't use them again. Malware is like a spear. If someone throws it at you, you have it, and you can throw it at whoever you want. Anyone infected with Russian malware designed to spy on the Ukrainian military could spread it around, using it to spy on someone else. Stuxnet, a piece of malware largely believed to have been designed by the US and Israel to destroy Iranian nuclear centrifuges, was discovered on American computers by antivirus guys. It was found in countries around the world.
  5. Kingz

    Kingz Gold Belt

    Aug 31, 2009
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    West Sacramento, CA
    I wonder how the media feels about Putin doing a better job of informing Americans than they do.
    VivaRevolution likes this.
  6. ShadowRun

    ShadowRun error Platinum Member

    May 27, 2009
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    So this is based off Fancy Bear APT's signature in malware that the company crowdstrike says is part of Russia. A lot of assumptions in the cyber security world. I would think a APT would use different malware that doesn't have snort rules defined by their own name lol

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