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FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites


www.wired.com

Moscow communicated with a ring of alleged spies in America by encoding instructions in otherwise innocent-looking images on public websites. It’s a process called steganography. And it’s one of a slew of high-tech and time-tested methods that the deep-cover agents and their Russian handlers used to pass information — from private Wi-Fi networks to buried paper bags.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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As always... Sorry if this is a duplicate OP. The best way to hide something is in plain site, or plain website in this case. I think that we will all be looking for spies on ATS, domestic and international. I am now understanding more and more that the battle field of the future will be electronic. More than it is already. The newly funded cyber police will have alot to do in the future.

www.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Story I read said they created networks that they could use to communicate when they were within range of each other.

Not saying your story is false, just adding more information.

I'm sure they communicated in a variety of ways.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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I read that too. I think that the gist is that they would encode messages in the packets, zeros and ones, then hide them in normal streams and images. Pretty clever. I wonder if the cyber crimes division where the ones that found these 10 russian spies.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Well...yes, Wired.. It's obvious that "spies" communicate this way. The "terrorists" did/do too. Not new news. Good thing the FBI is aware of this and caught onto it



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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Of course they did! (insert sarcasm...)

All the more reason to proceed with this "Cyper-terrorism" BS and really start cracking down on all us would be spies!

Not saying they didn't but it will be THE focus I'm guessing.

[edit on 29-6-2010 by irishchic]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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This just in:



Putin hopes US spying claims 'won't harm ties'

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he hopes a series of arrests over an alleged spy ring in the US will not harm US-Russian relations.

Mr Putin told former US President Bill Clinton in Moscow he hoped "positive things achieved in recent years will be preserved".

news.bbc.co.uk...


It's just business as usual.

Monaco probably has a spy somewhere in the US. He probably hangs out in Beverly Hills.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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I'm sorry but when I saw this (and heard about it) this was the first thing I thought of.




posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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I am surprised how they were caught. Aren't spies supposed to be super computer savvy, what was the tip. I am too lazy to read the information. I the messages are encoded how did the Government know to single out a single website, was it being monitored and what not...



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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This could be a staged attempt to empower Obama's internet kill-switch for conspiracy, or as they like to put it "domestic terrorism", websites.

[edit on 29-6-2010 by monkeySEEmonkeyDO]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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What do you guys think the US is going to do about Russia? I mean they ordered the spies right and were the main people involved. We just going to let them get away with this?



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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This is why we need to have better security on websites
how easy is it for spies to send info around the world
easy as writing on a alternative website
in front of everyone,so all can see
really obvious if you know where to look

only a friggen genius would pick up on it
not only that but you can really confuse the enemy by

trying to make it look like you are a crazy person
only here to talk about ufo's.

unless something is done about this we could
slip back into a cold war



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
This could be a staged attempt to empower Obama's internet kill-switch for conspiracy, or as they like to put it "domestic terrorism", websites.

[edit on 29-6-2010 by monkeySEEmonkeyDO]


Excellent point. I am not a false flag type of guy, but, you have a point.

Obama: "Terrorists are stealing our Hope & Change off the internets! We need to shut it down for your own safety!"

Us: "Oh Sh*t! Am I on a watch list for watching reruns of 24?"



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Remember the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India (2008)? India found that one of the so-called terrorists was a CIA Agent, David Headley, who knew and allowed that attack to happen. When the news went public, the CIA labeled David as a "rogue agent." Riiiiiiiiiiight.
www.timesonline.co.uk...

My point is, the US has spies ALL around the world, and why should we be surprised that other countries could infultrate our intelligence?



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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Spies are really an everyday part of government interaction the world over. Nearly every country the world over has a spy agency. Just because everything is relatively open and semi friendly doesn't mean that all the spies were fired. I don't see this as harming relations with russia. We know they have spies. We know they are here. We know nearly every other country that has an intelligence/spy agency has people here as well. This isn't the first time that spies have been caught.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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Whats new hiding information on images is not new.

Exchangeable image file format (Exif) stores camera data on digital images.
You can with ease put your copyright information encoded on images.
With photo shop you can alter a photo pixal by pixal and hid information as clouds in a photo. just by changing the colors of a pixal by one minuet shade.

I even know of a free photo storage site based in Russia that is used by people around the world.
www.imgsrc.ru...

Likely the CIA and just about spy agency around the world uses the same type tricks.

The problem then is checking the 100,000s of photos sent on the internet everyday.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
T his is why we need to have better security on websites
h ow easy is it for spies to send info around the world
e asy as writing on a alternative website
i n front of everyone,so all can see
r eally obvious if you know where to look

o nly a friggen genius would pick up on it
n ot only that but you can really confuse the enemy by

t rying to make it look like you are a crazy person
o nly here to talk about ufo's.

u nless something is done about this we could
s lip back into a cold war


I'm on to you too 12 voltz.
I've already contacted the relevant authorities '
'

[edit on 29/6/2010 by samstone]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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Just a test to see if our security forces are on the ball.Congratulations Samstone you are now . of CIA.We will be in contact soon.

[edit on 29-6-2010 by 12voltz]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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How much more info do you need to know before you agree that domestic spying has continued under Obama even after Bush publicly stopped it.

The NSA's new data centers are online and the TIA program is in place. Don't believe public announcements, think about this.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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You have got to be kidding me, people believe this crap! We are, all doomed, if people believe this BS of a story about these so called "spies".. this story stinks




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