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CIA working on ‘clandestine’ cyberattack against Russia – report

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CIA working on ‘clandestine’ cyberattack against Russia – report
The CIA is reportedly planning a “clandestine” cyberattack on Russia, in retaliation for its alleged efforts to influence the US elections against Hillary Clinton. The “wide-ranging operation” is meant to “embarrass” Russia’s leadership, NBC News reported.

CIA working on ‘clandestine’ cyberattack against Russia – report


The US is going to create an attack and blame it on Russia, Russia is not the ones doing this as your lying pos Gov. will try and have you believe. But there comes a point where Russia must defend itself and their Country against another Country filled with Lunatics hungry for power and population control. Most zombie sheep are to fkn stupid to realize that.
 

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What a joke. The CIA has probably been involved in hacking and cyber attacking Russia, for years.
 

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Wonder if it's connected to Assange bein' denied online access on Hillary's behalf?...
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Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | Cyber attacks targeting a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, disrupted access to dozens of websites on Friday, preventing some users from accessing PayPal, Twitter and Spotify.
Dyn, whose customers include some of the world's most widely visited websites, said it did not know who was responsible for the outages that began in the Eastern United States, and then spread to other parts of the country and overseas. The outages were intermittent, making it difficult to identify all the victims. But technology news site Gizmodo named some five dozen sites that were affected by the attack. They included CNN, HBO Now, Mashable, the New York Times, People.com, the Wall Street Journal and Yelp. Dyn said attacks were coming from tens of millions of Internet-connected devices -- such as web cams, printers and thermostats -- infected with malicious software that turns them into "bots" that can be used in massive distributed denial of service attacks.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week issued a warning about this powerful new approach, noting it was concerned about the potential for new attacks after code for malware used in these attacks was published on the internet. Dyn said late on Friday that it was fighting the third major wave of attacks, which were being launched from locations spread across the globe, making them harder to fight. "The complexity of the attacks is what’s making it very challenging for us," said Dyn’s chief strategy officer, Kyle York. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they were investigating.

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An attendee looks at a monitor at the Parsons booth during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada​

The disruptions come at a time of unprecedented fears about the cyber threat in the United States, where hackers have breached political organizations and election agencies. Dyn said it had resolved one morning attack, which disrupted operations for about two hours, but disclosed a second a few hours later that was causing further disruptions. Dyn said early on Friday that the outage was limited to the Eastern United States. Amazon later reported that the issue was affecting users in Western Europe. Twitter and some news sites could not be accessed by some users in London late on Friday evening. PayPal Holdings Inc said that the outage prevented some customers in "certain regions" from making payments. It apologized to customers for the inconvenience and said that its networks had not been hacked.

Amazon.com Inc's web services division, one of the world's biggest cloud computing companies, also reported a related outage, which it said was resolved early Friday afternoon. Dyn is a Manchester, New Hampshire-based provider of services for managing domain name servers (DNS), which act as switchboards connecting internet traffic. Requests to access sites are transmitted through DNS servers that direct them to computers that host websites. Dyn said it was still trying to determine how the attack led to the outage but that its first priority was restoring service. Attacking a large DNS provider can create massive disruptions because such firms are responsible for forwarding large volumes of internet traffic.

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DDOS attack resolved...
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Widespread Cyberattack 'Resolved,' Company Says
October 21, 2016 - Eleven hours after a cyberattack first hit the United States on Friday, the internet traffic company Dyn said the issue had been resolved.
The disruptions began in the United States, then spread into parts of Western Europe, causing an internet outage that affected several popular websites, including the social network Twitter, money transfer services PayPal, music-streamer Spotify and the discussion site Reddit. Dyn, a New Hampshire company that manages crucial parts of the internet’s infrastructure, said it was under attack around 1100 UTC.

Dyn, whose servers reroute internet traffic by hosting the Domain Name System (DNS), said it had resolved the first attack, only to face a second one around 1700 UTC. After fending off that second attack, Dyn said it was again experiencing problems in the evening. At the time, the company said it was investigating “several attacks.” Those were reported to be “resolved” around 2200 UTC. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it is investigating “all possible causes” of the outage.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the attack malicious but said he had no information about who could be behind it. Internet users affected by the outage experienced sluggish surfing. The attack, called a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, occurs when hackers flood particular servers with internet traffic until they cannot handle the load and shut down. The attack also affected Airbnb, Netflix, Etsy, SoundCloud and The New York Times.

Widespread Cyberattack 'Resolved,' Company Says
 

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CIA working on ‘clandestine’ cyberattack against Russia – report
Your source is Putin's RT (Russia Today)?
Ha ha ha ha ha ...
Can't get less credible, unless you like to eat propaganda shit.
:)

Of course USA and Russia are spying on each other. What else is fucking new?
Cyber attacks are always a possibility and the nation states wait for the best opportunities.
 

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