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Rwanda claimed to be recruiting hackers

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 02:57 PM

According to information posted at Security Forum, the regions premier security mailing list, Rwanda security forces are in Kenya on a hacker recruiting mission. The information says that Rwanda is seeking security professionals to bring down various foreign websites that hold information not ‘friendly’ to the Rwandan government.

A poster in the forum claims that Rwanda first tried to source security professionals in Uganda as there weren’t enough in Rwanda. There was also a skill shortage in Uganda, and so they were pointed to Kenya. The information also claims that they have targeted both seasoned security professionals and learners, popularly known as ‘script kiddies’

So is the internet war the WW3? Seems every country around the world is wanting hackers to fight the war on information. But is it just information they are wanting to attack. I remind you of STUXnet. The true first offensive weapon targeting infrastructure and not just data. Then you have the new software used to create revolutions by manipulating crowd behavior with fake online personas. One of these is Operation Earnest Voice. And then we have ANON and the use of TOR. It has been said that the US government helped create the new buzz about TOR and its uses in order to allow other countries the ability to hack and attack on the internet. Plus allow people the ability to attack there own governments while being anonymous. But the US government knew of a backdoor to allow them to see who people were that used TOR. I guess that would be a little easteregg hidden by design for US national security. China has been pretty good at easteregg hunts. They found them in Google, Adobe, Facebook, Myspace and many other programs which allowed the US government to spy on anyone who uses the software. And how about this for a true hack of the world wide web. China rerouted the whole internet through there computers for a brief time. The Pentagon said they knew but didn't have any information. Is that a hack of the Pentagons ability to reroute the worlds internet through there computers. I think that is the case.

Israel has done this for there own country for years. Rerouting all information that travels to or from Israel through MAMRAM. China has been doing it with what they call the Great Firewall of China. TOR was created to bypass firewalls like that in China. TOR is meant to be a tool for data mining the hackers of foreign countries by the US. Yes the US already has a internet for these types of operations. SIPRnet Secret Internet Router network. That was a Bush project that will go down in history as a Manhattan Project. When I say that I mean it was a project to create a weapon to fight a war that no amount of money was out of question. Black budgets secret projects and unlimited funding. The Aurora, Borealis and Medusa Projects are some of the names of projects to create microchips for SIPRnet. They are thread processing engines used for the SIPRnet computers and were funded by the USAF. The SIPRnet is shared with Allied Forces during combat but only limited ability is given to any one besides the US. The use of SIPRnet is then limited to its use for attacks because it would leave a direct path to the source the US.

Thats where TOR comes in the US creates a program that can be used for secret attacks on foreign countries but can also be used by foreign countries for attacks. So thats where the eastereggs come in that allow the US to see who is who on TOR. ANON I beleive is being used to promote the use of TOR by foreigners but is being defended against by Allied countries who ae attacked while at the same time collecting data from the users for what ever purpose the US has planned. Even the names used by ANON for there attacks seem to be military in nature. And most attacks seem to be against countries the US and Allied Forces want to do a regeme change in. You will see the attacks on companies who want to shut down a web site for fighting online piracy but those same people are being arrested on a regular basis. But it seems any body who fights against the foes of the US get a free pass to carry on. Strange right. Unless you realise what the whole thing is about. Plausible Deniability in attacks carried out against foreign countries.

So now that every country in the world wants this new weapon of hacking, attacking and regeme change with Plausible Deniability allowed by the use of TOR or other type software. Are we ready for the WW3 that will be started in the end? The super powers do know whos who on this war front. Just the little guys caught in the middle don't. And when do these super powers get tired of the internet games and draw lines in the sand. AT this time there playing chess but nobodies done anything except move a few pawns and call "Impasse" when they feel wronged. I see the pawns have done all they can and the rest of the game will require more than cassual pushing of a pawn. And how long befor a "Check" is called on the Allied Forces for there pushing of "Pawns" or will we just see a "Checkmate" and end of game?

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 06:00 PM
So Rwanda and the internet. So how much use does Rwanda get from the internet and how long have they had it? Well lets start with where they got it from. The USAID played a large role in getting the internet to Rwanda. Lets take a look at a Powerpoint Presentation from USAID on that from 2003. Link
I find the page about "How CEWARN will work – 5 Steps" interesting. Seems like a spying operation of some kind?
Heres a article about the internet in Rwanda I find interesting.Link

Driving through some of the most beautiful landscapes you'll find anywhere - lush, rolling hills, with terraced fields and farmers bending to tend their crops with ancient tools, rather as if we'd been transported back to 16th Century Tuscany.

A child carrying a heavy load of wood on his head down a dusty red road while behind him a luxury coach packed with spanking new laptops draws up to give a taste of the internet to a village which doesn't even have electricity.

The village choir gathering to practice a few yards away, a woman with a drum beating out a rhythm while the rest make a beautiful sound.

Peering down a manhole in the centre of Kigali to see the fibre-optic cable network which now stretches right across this country- while a crowd gathers and a man tries to interest me in one of the hard-boiled eggs he is selling.

A town that does not even have electricity has a fiber optic state of the art cable ran through the middle of town. And this article is from 2009 and USAID has been involved since atleast 2003 on bringing the internet to Rwanda why is it not every where? Because they don't even have electricity to use it. But there still getting millions from organizations and countries from all around the world for it. So if this is some kind of spy operation that the US had going, whats going on now that USAID has not renewed there program for Rwanda and Rwanda now wants to hire hackers?

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 06:56 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

I think it is slightly unfair to categorise the whole of Rwanda on the basis of a single village. They have large towns, cities and even industry, so they must have power?

Also, because a place has fibre optic, doesn't mean it is "state of the art". Fibre optics have been around for decades.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 07:57 PM
reply to post by stumason

As I’ve mentioned before, nearly 80 percent of Rwandans are employed in the agricultural sector. Opportunities to move into other sectors are limited. For one, very few Rwandans have access to higher education. However, even those who do study at Rwanda’s best institutions have a difficult time finding jobs commensurate with their education due to the lack of upper echelon employment opportunities. There are a number of reasons why these jobs don’t exist, but one that I would particularly like to emphasize is the limited reach of the electricity grid. In 2009, only 6 percent of the population had access to electricity (Ministry of Infrastructure). By 2012, the government is hoping to increase this to 16 percent through the national Electricity Access Roll Out Plan. This doesn’t explain low access to jobs in population centers such as Kigali, but it does provide reason for incredible emphasis on agriculture in the country’s rural regions. Needless to say, it is difficult to create high paying jobs without access to electricity and education. Consequently, markets for goods are overwhelmingly local with little hope for expansion, particularly given the astronomical transportation costs.

Only 6 percent of people in Rwanda have electricity. And I think its strange they do have fiber optic internet cables.

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 08:58 PM
Something strange that I have found. Rwanda does not seem to even be a part of CEWARN. The USAID has been funding this in Rwanda for years and yet there not a part of it. They do border the countries that are members.

The Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) is a collaborative effort of the seven IGAD Member States (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) and one of IGAD’s programmes targeted at mitigating and preventing violent conflicts in the sub-region. Since its establishment in 2002, CEWARN has been functioning with a particular focus on cross-border pastoralist and related conflicts

Heres a map of the member nations. Rwanda is the little grey area below Uganda. So is this a spying operation on the members of CEWARN? I guess if Rwnada is used to the USAID spying from there country on CEWARN and there now leaving they would want someone to replace the hackers.

edit on 17-4-2011 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 09:59 PM
Wait wait wait.......

Rwanda has the internet!?!?!?!

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:37 AM

Rwandatel is the country's leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) despite its recent troubles, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) said in the latest statistics, which contradict earlier figures that suggested the telecom operator had lost its position to MTN Rwanda.

The report from the regulator indicates that fixed broadband internet market is dominated by Rwandatel, which has 1,359 users or 52 percent of the market share.

So the whole country has about 2500 internet users? What has USAID been fynding all these years? They were funding this as far back as 2003.

Rwandatel in which Libyan Africa Investment Portfolio (LAP Green) hold 80 percent shares and government of Rwanda 20 percent lost its cell phone operating license after RURA accused it of failure to implement its license obligations

And that company was 80 percent owned by Libya. And now that Libya is being attacked the government of Rwanda is trying to pass a court ruling to liquidate the company. Why is the USAID funding the infrastructure of a Libyan company?

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:41 AM
And heres a article from a guy who is putting in the fir optic cables.

When Greg Whyler, an American tech entrepreneur, purchased Rwandatel, Rwanda’s government owned telecom monopoly, he found that his new company paid 12 employees “whose sole job was to play on the company soccer team.” Now that’s pretty cool! Of course Greg Whyler didn’t think so. By spending upwards of $35 million on telecommunications in Rwanda, Whyler has made a serious investment in a nation still suffering from the trauma of its infamously brutal civil war. While many people in Rwanda believe that coffee and export oriented development are the ticket to economic prosperity, Whyler has placed his faith in the internet, arguing that fiber optics will save Rwanda from its woes and power economic growth in the region.

So they pay for the soccer team? And I find this next part very interesting.

All in all, Terrecom has made tremendous strides, even if it still has a long way to go. As Albert Butare, Rwanda’s telecommunications minister, pointed out, "We've had to rebuild everything from nothing," referring to the destruction left over from the genocide. “So when people need shelter, water and energy, they ask, 'Do I really need a computer?'" And maybe he’s right. But there is one thing for sure: they definitely need a soccer team.

This whole thing is a scam. But what are they running cables for?

posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:55 AM
Heres another strange thing about Rwanda and there internet cell phone service.
Pay 0 data charges when you access from your mobile phone to catch up with friends old and new, exclusively on MTN. or is a lightweight, text-only (no photos) version of the standard Facebook mobile site ( and it is free for users to browse this site.

What is the Cost
Only mobile access to is free. MTN does not charge the user for data access on text-only pages. Standard data charges apply to or Terms and conditions apply.

Key Features
Ultra lightweight, faster mobile site
The site is text only so data usage is very low (Approximately 1.5MB of data will be consumed on average by a user in one month).
Free browsing of the text-only site (MTN does not charge the user for data access on text-only pages).
Viewing photos or external links is one click away. The user pays for data when viewing photos or external links. (Mobile operator charges the user for data access on pages with photos)

So they have free use of cell phones to go to Facebook. Facebook is the spying and protest software of choice for USAID.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:04 AM
All these countries should all just learn to use Google!
Don't need to be a hacker to get info anymore! There are more hacks for google that help gain access

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