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Breaking: Russia Accused of Cyber-Attack on Chemical Weapons Watchdog

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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 08:58 AM
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This story is breaking now;



Dutch military intelligence disrupted a Russian cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Dutch defence minister has said.

The attack, which was thwarted with the help of British officials, came after the cybercrime unit of the GRU Russian military intelligence directorate had also attempted a remote attack on the Porton Down chemical weapons facility in April and on the UK Foreign Office in March. Both attacks were unsuccessful.

The attack on the OPCW is also believed to have been conducted by the GRU, which has been blamed by the British government for the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury in March.



...Dutch security services caught four GRU operatives “in flagrante” and immediately deported them to Russia, sources said, while retaining their technical equipment.

The team of four GRU officers travelling on official Russian passports entered the Netherlands on 10 April.

On 13 April they parked a car carrying specialist hacking equipment outside the headquarters of the OPCW in The Hague.

...Wilson said that it was clear that the GRU was attempting to “clean up Russia’s own mess”. He added: “We will shine a light on their actions, we will expose their methods and we will share this with our allies.”



He said that intelligence from the laptops seized from one of the Russian operatives showed that they had previously also launched a cyber-attack during a world anti-doping conference in Lausanne, as well as travelling to Malaysia during the investigation into flight MH17, which international investigators said was shot down by a Russian military missile.


Source -The Guardian



Further Reading;

Netherlands Foils Russian Cyber-Attack on Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Netherlands says Russia Tried Cyber-Attack on Global Chemical Weapons Agency

US Charges Seven Russian Spies Over Cyber-Hacking

Brief video on the subject;


The Dutch government accused Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, of targeting the world's chemical weapons watchdog. The Netherlands join the UK and other Western nations criticizing Russia's military intelligence agency for carrying out worldwide cyber attacks.


CNN (My bad,...)

I wish I had more to add, I just wanted to bring this to peoples attention,





posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

And yet some people still don't see it.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: gortex


Plenty of pro-Russia propogandists on the Salisbury Novichok threads. Why would Russia do this if it had nothing to do with Salisbury? No doubt they will be along soon although they have been a bit quiet of late.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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I don't understand why British officials are in the middle.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: Trueman


Because of the Salisbury Novichok business?



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity




Breaking: Russia Accused of Cyber-Attack on Chemical Weapons Watchdog


Of course.
And yesterday the were ruining miscellaneous Western democracy.


We should just bow to our new overlords, as they seemingly are behind any international event anyway.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: DupontDeux


So Russia would not do something like that, then? The Dutch made it all up, did they?



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: DupontDeux


Here, just for you:

Russia Is Great



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Was it vault 7 of the wikileaks drops that said the cia can manipulate the fingerprints of other countries to make it look like a cyber attack originated in a specific place, but it was the CIA all along? I haven't been able to believe much anything anymore after that. If theres proof, well how do we know it wasnt the CIA?



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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the bastards… doing things we NEVER would do.... how dare they !
start an war now and whipe them out !



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: Trueman


Because of the Salisbury Novichok business?

Thanks. I didn't know that.👍



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: C84K2


Seeing as how the Russian hackers were caught red handed (no pun intended) with all their gear I think we can be fairly confident that this was not the CIA.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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Its just a prank bro, just a prank!
As the bear proudly strides along.
Doesn't matter if they get caught red handed. What matters is; they matter



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: DupontDeux


So Russia would not do something like that, then? The Dutch made it all up, did they?


Sure they would, but let's not forget that the only country that has been PROVEN to do all sorts of hacking, eavesdropping, and the sorts on Western countries (and the rest of the entire globe) is the good ol' U.S. of A.

And no one gave a fart for more than a couple of months.

Russia, on the other hand, have sort of just perhaps allegedly done some vaguely defined "meddling", and must now forever be The One True Enemy of Democracy.


It is laughable.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: DupontDeux

originally posted by: oldcarpy
a reply to: DupontDeux


So Russia would not do something like that, then? The Dutch made it all up, did they?


Sure they would, but let's not forget that the only country that has been PROVEN to do all sorts of hacking, eavesdropping, and the sorts on Western countries (and the rest of the entire globe) is the good ol' U.S. of A.

And no one gave a fart for more than a couple of months.

Russia, on the other hand, have sort of just perhaps allegedly done some vaguely defined "meddling", and must now forever be The One True Enemy of Democracy.


It is laughable.


It's not that I blame or hold it against the US - every country does what the US does, the rest just aren't as good at it.

It is the hypocrisy that gets me.



posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: C84K2

From the Dutch state media.

"Their passports appeared to have consecutive serial numbers"


"A taxi bill from the GROe base to the airport of Moscow, on the day of their flight to the Netherlands, was also discovered by the MIVD"

nos.nl...


You tell me the chances that 2 friends got consecutive serial numbers on their State issued passports ?



posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: TheGreazel

Great catch,




posted on Oct, 6 2018 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

It gets worse for the Russkies

Using a leaked Russian database of vehicle registrations traced Lada owned by one of the Russians, Aleksei Morenets
to am address in Moscow believed to house a GRU cyber hacking group

Website BELLINGCAT then looked for any other vehicles at that location

Struck paydirt in finding some 305 vehicles registered there - with full details, name, birth dates , cell phone numbers

Western intelligence now has details of these agents and can track them



posted on Oct, 8 2018 @ 03:46 AM
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All of you must relax and try to win the online slot www.casinofuncanada.net...



posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 04:45 AM
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a reply to: DupontDeux


So its OK for Russia to use a nerve agent in my home city, kill an innocent civilian and then hack the OPCW?



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