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Jesus Christ is the SON of GOD & promises you eternal life if

you simply believe HIM.

He promised to also heal your body.
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Russian hacking group caused last month's unprecedented power outage in Ukraine...

U.S. firm blames Russian 'Sandworm' hackers for Ukraine outage
7 Jan.`16 - U.S. cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month's unprecedented power outage in Ukraine.
"We believe that Sandworm was responsible," iSight's director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said in an interview. The conclusion was based on analysis of malicious software known as Black Energy 3 and KillDisk, which were used in the attack, and intelligence from "sensitive sources," he said. The Dec. 23 outage at Western Ukraine's Prykarpattyaoblenergo cut power to 80,000 customers for about six hours, according to a report from a U.S. energy industry security group. Ukraine's SBU state security service has blamed Russia, but the nation's energy ministry said it would hold off on attribution until after it finishes a formal probe. Other firms have linked that malware to the attack. But iSight is the first firm to so confidently assert that Sandworm was responsible.

ISight said it is not clear whether Sandworm is working directly for Moscow. The group is named Sandworm because references to the "Dune" science-fiction series are embedded in its malware. "It is a Russian actor operating with alignment to the interest of the state," Hultquist said. "Whether or not it's freelance, we don't know." To date, it has primarily engaged in espionage, including a string of attacks in the United States using Black Energy that prompted a December 2014 alert from the Department of Homeland Security, according to iSight. That alert said a sophisticated malware campaign had compromised some U.S. industrial control systems. A DHS spokesman declined to comment Thursday on iSight's findings.

While no outages or physical destruction was reported in conjunction with those attacks in the United States, some experts said that may be simply because the attackers did not want to go that far. "It's not a major stretch to conclude the difference in the outcomes of the attacks in the Ukraine vs those in the U.S. were an issue of intent not capability," said Eric Cornelius, managing director of cyber security firm Cylance Inc and former DHS official responsible for securing critical infrastructure. "It would be naive to say the same attackers couldn't successfully execute in the United States," said Chris Blask, executive director of the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center. ISight said Sandworm was also behind previously reported attacks on Ukrainian officials, EU and NATO members as well as media companies in Ukraine.

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Jesus Christ is the SON of GOD & promises you eternal life if

you simply believe HIM.

He promised to also heal your body.
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well then no need for a medical doctor for you, let us know how that works out!
 

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Russian hacking group caused last month's unprecedented power outage in Ukraine...

U.S. firm blames Russian 'Sandworm' hackers for Ukraine outage
7 Jan.`16 - U.S. cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month's unprecedented power outage in Ukraine.
"We believe that Sandworm was responsible," iSight's director of espionage analysis, John Hultquist, said in an interview. The conclusion was based on analysis of malicious software known as Black Energy 3 and KillDisk, which were used in the attack, and intelligence from "sensitive sources," he said. The Dec. 23 outage at Western Ukraine's Prykarpattyaoblenergo cut power to 80,000 customers for about six hours, according to a report from a U.S. energy industry security group. Ukraine's SBU state security service has blamed Russia, but the nation's energy ministry said it would hold off on attribution until after it finishes a formal probe. Other firms have linked that malware to the attack. But iSight is the first firm to so confidently assert that Sandworm was responsible.

ISight said it is not clear whether Sandworm is working directly for Moscow. The group is named Sandworm because references to the "Dune" science-fiction series are embedded in its malware. "It is a Russian actor operating with alignment to the interest of the state," Hultquist said. "Whether or not it's freelance, we don't know." To date, it has primarily engaged in espionage, including a string of attacks in the United States using Black Energy that prompted a December 2014 alert from the Department of Homeland Security, according to iSight. That alert said a sophisticated malware campaign had compromised some U.S. industrial control systems. A DHS spokesman declined to comment Thursday on iSight's findings.

While no outages or physical destruction was reported in conjunction with those attacks in the United States, some experts said that may be simply because the attackers did not want to go that far. "It's not a major stretch to conclude the difference in the outcomes of the attacks in the Ukraine vs those in the U.S. were an issue of intent not capability," said Eric Cornelius, managing director of cyber security firm Cylance Inc and former DHS official responsible for securing critical infrastructure. "It would be naive to say the same attackers couldn't successfully execute in the United States," said Chris Blask, executive director of the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center. ISight said Sandworm was also behind previously reported attacks on Ukrainian officials, EU and NATO members as well as media companies in Ukraine.

U.S. firm blames Russian 'Sandworm' hackers for Ukraine outage
No doubt it's payback for the Ukraine cutting off power to Crimea. Twice recently. Kiev is blaming "saboteurs" of course. Just nationalists.
 

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Pro-Russian rebel commander in eastern Ukraine blows himself up...

Rebel leader in eastern Ukraine killed in bomb blast
Oct. 17, 2016 - Known as "Motorola," he was on Ukraine's wanted list, and bragged he killed 15 captured Ukrainian soldiers.
Arsen "Motorola" Pavlov, a pro-Russian rebel commander in eastern Ukraine, died in a bomb blast in his apartment building, both sides confirmed. Pavlov had been an active participant in the conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

The Russian-born Pavlov, head of the rebel military group known as the Sparta battalion, was accused by Ukraine of war crimes. In September, the newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Pavlov of shooting and killing a Ukrainian prisoner of war, adding "The monster will answer" for that crime, the BBC reported. In April 2015 Pavlov bragged to the Kiev Post he had killed 15 Ukrainian soldiers captured by rebels. Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko, who calls himself the "prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic," called the killing of Pavlov "terrorism" and added, "As I understand it, Petro Poroshenko has violated the cease-fire and declared war on us."


Arsen "Motorola" Pavlov​

It remains unclear who killed Pavlov. On Sunday,; a bomb exploded in the elevator of his Donetsk apartment building. His personal guard also died. A Ukrainian neo-Nazi group claimed credit for the bomb in an Internet video, but is being discounted by analysts. Rebel troops led by the 33-year-old Pavlov participated in major offensives against the Ukrainian government at Ilovasik and at Donetsk airport in 2014. Pavlov was put on Ukraine's wanted list for "creation of illegal paramilitary and military formations. The European Union also put him on its list of sanctioned individuals.

Rebel leader in eastern Ukraine killed in bomb blast
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Murder of Donetsk Militia Commander Threatens to Reignite Ukraine's Civil War
17.10.2016 - On Sunday night, Donetsk People's Republic militia commander Arseny Pavlov, aka Motorola, was killed in an explosion of an elevator in a Donetsk high-rise. DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko called the attack a declaration of war by Kiev. Analysts warn that the brazen attack could lead to a resumption of hostilities.
According to local media, Pavlov, the commander of the Sparta Battalion special forces unit, was killed after a remotely-detonated improvised explosive device blew up in an elevator shaft in the apartment building where he and his family lived. DPR authorities suspect Ukrainian saboteurs to be behind the attack. Pavlov was threatened directly by President Petro Poroshenko just last month. In early September, in a ceremony dedicated to Ukrainian servicemen killed in eastern Ukraine, including Igor Branovitsky, who died in 2014 amid brutal fighting for Donetsk Airport, Poroshenko claimed that Pavlov had murdered the soldier in cold blood in captivity, and vowed that the DPR commander would "answer for the death of a Ukrainian hero."


Arseny Pavlov, also known by his nickname 'Motorola', stands inside a destroyed airport building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk​

There have been multiple attempts on Pavlov's life over the course of the two-and-a-half year civil war in eastern Ukraine, which began in April 2014 after Kiev moved troops to the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk to put down uprisings against new authorities in Kiev. The commander had survived two assassination attempts in just the last five months, and was twice wounded in fighting with Ukrainian forces in battles in 2014 and 2015. In other words, Pavlov had a price on his head long before Poroshenko decided to try to implicate him in the deaths of Ukrainian POWs.

Pavlov was born in 1983 in Ukhta, northern Russia. He served two tours in the Russian anti-terrorist operation in Chechnya, where he got his nickname 'Motorola' for his work as a signals operator. Before arriving in Ukraine, he lived in neighboring Rostov-on-Don. In 2014, observing the coup d'état in Kiev, and hearing the threats made by nationalists against Ukraine's Russian minority, Pavlov came to eastern Ukraine, eventually joining the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic's militia. He and his unit were given numerous medals for the defense of DPR territory against Ukrainian forces. Pavlov held the title 'Hero of the DPR'.

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