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Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs by Matilda Sinnerlet - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:04:06 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164806 Report Quick Reply
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https://apnews.com/9a6888c2163f43a7913c808e8cf9bc6e?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.

The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying to gather the emails of America’s political elite.

“They’re still very active — in making preparations at least — to influence public opinion again,” said Feike Hacquebord, a security researcher at Trend Micro Inc., which published the report . “They are looking for information they might leak later.”

The Senate Sergeant at Arms office, which is responsible for the upper house’s security, declined to comment.

Hacquebord said he based his report on the discovery of a clutch of suspicious-looking websites dressed up to look like the U.S. Senate’s internal email system. He then cross-referenced digital fingerprints associated with those sites to ones used almost exclusively by Fancy Bear, which his Tokyo-based firm dubs “Pawn Storm.”
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John Sushnick - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:04:54 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164838 Report Quick Reply
Seems like Russia is gearing up for another do at election meddling in the coming months. Hold on to your asses and keep your eyes peeled.
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Wesley Fuckingstone - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:59:00 EST ID:2WjC3KY5 No.164839 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164806


If they can get weed federally legalized, im all for it
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Fuck Soffinghall - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:39:50 EST ID:FG+3n8/8 No.164845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't see anything wrong with this, same with the email link. Their motives might not be pure but the act of exposing the political elite an unveiling their true nature to the population is in itself a good thing.
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Samuel Murringstone - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:17:55 EST ID:u35xloTz No.164850 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>164806
>oh no not the poor senators
Let's hope they tell us something good and juicy. These scumbags need a good closet-cleaning.
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Graham Sandlewell - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:19:13 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.164853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>when your only hope at shaking up the plutocrats is outside attacks from enemies

>when the citizens want their own government to sustain heavy damage and losses because that's how bad things are
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Sophie Wopperterk - Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:43:59 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.164877 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>164850 >>164853
Did you guys miss the election?
Russia selects which information to release based on what best serves the interests of their government.

The interests of the American people may be largely exclusive with those of their government, but they're totally exclusive with those of Russia's government.
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Edwin Gangerhitch - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:43:16 EST ID:NZbtBlO5 No.164929 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164806
Reminder that Mike Pence's email was hacked by the Russians before the election and Manafort went to extreme lengths to get Trump to pick Pence by lying to Trump about his plane being broken down while Trump was visiting with Pence, allowing him to get more time to sell himself to Trump.


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