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DNC ‘Russian Hacking’ Conclusion Comes from Google-Linked Firm

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:22 PM
Can we say major conflict of interest here?

DNC ‘Russian Hacking’ Conclusion Comes from Google-Linked Firm

CrowdStrike, the third-party company relied upon by the FBI to make its assessment about alleged Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was financed to the tune of $100 million from a funding drive last year led by Google Capital.Google Capital, which now goes by the name of CapitalG, is an arm of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet, has been a staunch and active supporter of Hillary Clinton and is a longtime donor to the Democratic Party.

Now get this:

Schmidt was spotted at Clinton’s nixed election night party wearing a “staff” badge.

It gets deeper. Crowdstrike Shawn Henry, CSO and Director of the Firm is a retired F.B.I. Asst. Director.

CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch takes a hawkish approach towards Russia. In an interview with Judy Woodruff he acknowledged that he (Crowdstrike) was working for the DNC (protecting them going forward). They were the ones who uncovered this in the first place.

Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. The Council takes a hawkish approach toward Russia and has released numerous reports and briefs about Russian aggression.

The Council is funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc, the U.S. State Department, and NATO ACT. Another Council funder is the Ploughshares Fund, which in turn has received financing from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

my bold

Man, this stinks worse than living next to a pig farm.

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:32 PM
Yeah, don't worry, the majority will remain unaware and compliant citizenry.

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:34 PM
This would have been surprising to me a year ago but now its just "......meh......."

The all out propaganda assault we were all exposed to during the election and that propaganda law that was passed has removed any doubt that the narrative us plebs are privy to is complete and utter crap and in no way a reflection of reality.

These people should all be strung up

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:35 PM
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

fake news, wikileaks & Hillarys DNC emails, the russians is being used as a ruse...

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

the real goal is an opportunity for chinese style internet censorship upon the the indigenous population, in which those who hold dominion can leisurely control & influence content for their own benefit...

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:46 PM
I always knew CrowdStrike had their price.

Good topic

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:54 PM
And now this article just came out.

As we reported yesterday, Lithuania confirmed the presence of U.S. special forces inside its territory, stating the deployment’s purpose is to train local forces and act as a deterrent against Russian aggression. Supposedly, the move is in response to a "escalation" by Vladimir Putin, who has been deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad located in the heart of central Europe. This move has prompted the neighboring Baltic states to become “highly concerned” about Russian military activity. Furthermore, sometime during the spring of 2017, NATO is expected to send battalions of 800 to 1,200 troops to each of the Baltic States and Poland. The mainstream media has even dubbed NATO’s recent buildup the alliance’s “biggest military buildup on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.” Even Great Britain will be sending fighter jets, as well as troops to Romania in order to counter Russia in the region.

Nothing to see here folks. Keep paying attention to the FF down in Florida.

Hundreds of Tanks

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:21 PM
Google, eh?

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
paint you a picture (this stuff you might not have known)


-Google as a startup was funded by NASA, along with the NSA, DARPA, CIA and NSF. Google goes on to be exposed for being totally in cahoots with the NSA (and ther government agencies) in regards to domestic spying. The MSM in general hardly ever lift a finger to help expose these facts. This same trend is well documented with the rest of Silicon Valley Big Tech companies. Google will go on to become essentially part of Obama's cabinet. Today they can be found investing as partners with those same kinds of agencies into new tech startups.
https://__._/google-is-not-what-it-seems/ (wikileaks article)

-Google Is partnered with NASA, and share the facilities at the Ames Research Facility / Moffit Field.

-Google hooked directly into the White House
another link

-Google Looks for 'Conservative Outreach' Manager After Trump Election Win.

-Google is an CIA & NSA asset.

That should all be enough to get you started.

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:21 PM
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

You're terribly uninformed on the topic but that's what you get from sucking down propaganda from the Trump-linked Breitbart. The very first indication that something was up came from the FBI who early on failed to inform the DNC higher ups in face-to-face meetings only to later have an FBI agent contacting some halfwit IT contractor at the DNC and trying to warn them about their suspicions way before CrowdStrike was called in. What hasn't been discussed in anything I've read is what alerted the FBI.

Daily Caller - The Cascading Blunders Of The DNC, FBI, And White House Invited Hacking

The FBI, for example, did not bother to warn the DNC that it knew for months it was a target of a Russian cyber attack. FBI agents met with DNC officials several times to discuss the committee’s network security, but failed to mention it was investigating potential Russian espionage into the DNC’s systems, according to Reuters.

When Special Agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI discovered vulnerabilities in the DNC’s system, he was reportedly transferred to DNC’s help desk, specifically tech-support contractor Yared Tamene. After the initial communication, Hawkins tried to call back a number of times, but Tamene did not pick up due to fears that Hawkins was not a legitimate law enforcement agent.

The second indication was an alert from Yahoo that a staffer was receiving when logging into her Yahoo email. That proof of that is the is in the WikiLeak's DNC Emails archive ironically enough — how's that for independent verification?

Then they called in CrowdStrike. Alperovitch revealed that the DNC had been hacked and presented evidence in mid-June, the day before the Guccifer 2.0 persona was created to take credit for the hack. The implants that he provided to researchers showed evidence of continued development from previously known samples in the same family.

Within days of the CrowdStrike announcement, Dell SecureWorks provided independent corroboration of the phishing activity that they'd been tracking for months:

Between October 2015 and May 2016, CTU researchers analyzed 8,909 Bitly links that targeted 3,907 individual Gmail accounts and corporate and organizational email accounts that use Gmail as a service. In March 2016, CTU researchers identified a spearphishing campaign using Bitly accounts to shorten malicious URLs. The targets were similar to a 2015 TG-4127 campaign — individuals in Russia and the former Soviet states, current and former military and government personnel in the U.S. and Europe, individuals working in the defense and government supply chain, and authors and journalists — but also included email accounts linked to the November 2016 United States presidential election. Specific targets include staff working for or associated with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), including individuals managing Clinton's communications, travel, campaign finances, and advising her on policy.

Speaking of Bitly links, there are independent researchers from the US and theUK detailing independently sourced evidence of the hacks, including the Podesta hack.

Nah, Trump-Pravada Breitbart says "Soros" and Trump says "nothing to see here" so brains turn to mush. Nevermind that Trump's campaign finance chair and now pick for Treasury Sec (Steven Mnuchin) headed up Soros Fund Management and later partnered with Soros and Trump donor/economic advisor John Paulson to make billions buying up the remains of IndyMac and foreclosing on the 30,000 homes in California.

For bes - John Paulson and George Soros Score Big Selling OneWest Bank For $3.4 Billion

A gang made up of some of Wall Street’s biggest names and formed by former Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin is set to realize a big score from the sale of OneWest Bank to CIT Group CIT +1.21% for $3.4 billion.

Hedge fund billionaires John Paulson and George Soros were part of the group that together with buyout baron Christopher Flowers and billionaire Michael Dell bought the assets in 2009 of the former IndyMac, one of the nation’s largest bank failures ever, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which had seized its assets. The group paid $1.55 billion for the bank in the teeth of the financial crisis. The deal to sell the bank to CIT Group was announced Tuesday.

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:22 PM
And then some:

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Since I already posted in here my little summary of Google being total DOD shill front, let me also paste in my little rough scratchpad list of their SJWFRONT:

Eric Schmidt: Obama's Chief Corporate Ally

Google’s lobbying efforts pay off with nearly-weekly meetings at the White House

Google Looks to Divert Extremists With Anti-Radicalization Ads

Google accused of manipulating searches, burying negative stories about Hillary Clinton

Here goes some random bits from my scratchpads abut Google's SJW agenda:

Google Announce Support For #BlackLivesMatter: ‘We Need Racial Justice Now’

“[Google] is directly engaged in Hillary Clinton’s campaign” warned WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange in June. “[They are] personally at the top aligned with Hillary Clinton’s election campaign and almost certainly once Hillary Clinton becomes president, those people in Google, like Jared Cohen, will be placed into positions around the new Clinton presidency”.

Google pumps $2.35 million into racial justice projects, including #BlackLivesMatter video app

"Jacquelline Fuller, 47, did not set out to work in philanthropy, let alone run one of the biggest corporate giving programmes. But as managing director of – the internet search engine’s charitable arm – she is in charge of spending $100m a year on charitable projects, a sum that dwarfs the average donation by UK-based FTSE 100 companies of £3m, according to the Charitable Aid Foundation. ...Google’s charitable chief: ‘I have a strong sense of social justice’ "

Google Grant To Fund CofC Race and Social Justice Initiatives
"The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at The College of Charleston has received a grant from Google it will use to jump start the Race and Social Justice Initiative.
The initiative will be led by Avery, the African American Studies Program, Addelestone Library and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative. "

Human rights actors increasingly rely on diverse and new information streams, yet they have no sector-specific toolsets or protocols to help them to manage their information, share knowledge, and protect the data they collect. Benetech was awarded $800,000 for the development of technology tools to advance human rights abuse research and action. With this support, Benetech is leading a human rights technology and data consortium and advisory committee to devise technical requirements for a comprehensive human rights information platform. Benetech will develop open source prototypes for testing in the field. A secure, open source platform for the collection, annotation, analysis, and preservation of multi-format evidence and testimonials by human rights actors will empower them to leverage that data to advance their goals. This project will serve social justice groups, civil society organizations, journalists, activists, and researchers.
App in the Face
"Google did not give a $500,000 grant to Black Lives Matter, but their donation to the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will be used to fund a campaign run by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors."
Soros Economic Development Fund, Omidyar Network, and Launch Small to Medium Enterprise Investment Company for India

Social justice warrior forces Google to drop .bro extension in Brotli due to it being misogynistic
"When does the file extension .bro come with sexist, evil, female-hating misogynistic overtones? ...Apparently it does when you live in the social justice-obsessed world of Silicon Valley with Google being forced to replace the extension in its new Brotli file compression software."

Google Gives $3 Million in Grants to Fight for Social Justice and Reform
"Last year, announced an effort to support organizations working for social justice reforms, giving grants to #BlackLivesMatter and other social justice groups. Today, announced an expansion of that effort. With $3 million in grants, is partnering with San Francisco’s My Brother and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) program; Oakland’s Roses in Concrete Community School; the tech-enabled college success startup, Beyond12; and the national Equal Justice Initiative, headed up by Bryan Stevenson."

Black Googler Network fuels inclusion at Google
"On February 1 we kicked off Black History Month with a Doodle recognizing the remarkable life of Frederick Douglass and a new collection of Black history archives on the Cultural Institute. Googlers around the world have joined in the celebrations, hosting film screenings, spoken word performances, speaker series, and participating in community service. These efforts have been driven by the Black Googler Network (BGN), one of Google’s largest employee resource groups with 12 branches worldwide. BGN focuses on empowering the Black community at Google and beyond. BGN Googlers work on many different teams, participating in BGN as volunteers or in their 20 percent time. They run service trips to communities in need, provide professional development and mentorship programs, convene dialogues on topics affecting the Black community, and help Googlers connect with each other and develop a sense of community. They’ve also driven social justice movements across the company, including solidarity for #BlackLivesMatter and $2.35 million in funding from for racial justice innovators."

REVEALED: "Social justice warrior B.S." has cost Google a quarter BILLION dollars (so far)
"But a new PBS documentary shows Google spending a quarter of a billion dollars importing failed social justice warrior B.S. about race and gender into its successful culture of meritocracy and science. Well, the program includes an interview with a smart, successful black woman who worked at Google for nine years, long before this "social justice" stuff ever started. ...

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:29 PM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Can you explain to me in as few words as possible, why if Russia hacks us all the time, as was indicated in many of the recent reports, why this one hack is such an important thing that we need to "take action"? Were the other hacks just not as important to the stability of the country?

And do you believe that we may have hacked another country at some point in time?

Thanks in advance for the concise answers.

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:38 PM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Damage control much?

Shawn Henry is the president of CrowdStrike Services and CSO and a retired executive assistant director of the FBI. Henry, who served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau’s headquarters, is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions.

And: ces-branch

You probably already knew this tho huh? Anyways, now that we got Breitbart covered, and are sourced from the mouth, what now?

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:55 PM

CrowdStrike, the third-party company relied upon by the FBI to make its assessment about alleged Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC)

Pay attention people.

The FBI.


Outsources 'intelligence' to someone else.

Bascially a private intelligence agency.

Remind me again why we have state intelligence agencies?

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:16 PM
a reply to: network dude

Firstly, we should have taken action back in 2014-2015 with the various "Pawn Storm" attacks leading to intrusions into the nonsecure Pentagon and White House emails systems (and numerous intrusions in networks of our NATO allies).

Had the Obama Administration acted then, maybe these more recent hacks wouldn't have happened. So in that regard, shame on President Obama.

To answer your question though, I don't know that any of the recent hacks are more important than the earlier hacks but I personally find the intent behind the recent hacks (regardless of how much impact the hacks actually yielded) to be of particular great concern.

And do you believe that we may have hacked another country at some point in time?

Of course we have and that's public knowledge (Stuxnet?) and you can bet there's massive amounts of hacking that isn't. However, if we got busted doing the same s# to Russia do you think they'd be sitting on their hands and saying "Oh well! We had that one coming?"

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:20 PM
a reply to: theantediluvian

However, if we got busted doing the same s# to Russia do you think they'd be sitting on their hands and saying "Oh well! We had that one coming?"

Yeah because they are the ones that make Kapersky internet security, and antivirus.

It was their software that busted the US for Flame, and Stuxnet.

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:26 PM
Don't take my word for it.

Kaspersky Lab (/kæˈspɜːrski/ ; Russian: Лаборатория Касперского, Laboratoriya Kasperskogo) is a Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow, Russia and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1997 by Eugene Kaspersky who is currently the CEO. Kaspersky Lab develops and sells antivirus, internet security, password management, endpoint security, and other cybersecurity products and services.[2]

The Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered sophisticated espionage platforms such as Equation Group and the Stuxnet worm. Various covert government-sponsored cyber-espionage efforts were uncovered through their research. Kaspersky also publishes the annual Global IT Security Risks Survey.[6] As of 2014, Kaspersky's research hubs analyze more than 350,000 malware samples per day.[7]

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:28 PM
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Well done, everyone! You'll see a few extra rubles in your direct deposit account as a New Year's bonus!

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:28 PM
This derseves it's own thread.

And it linked in from my previous post.

The Equation Group.

They are suspected of being tied to the United States National Security Agency (NSA).[4][5] The Intercept has run a paper where they link the Equation Group to the NSA, citing the Snowden leaks.[6] By 2015, most of their targets had been in Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Syria, and Mali.[2]

If the Russias did 'hack the election'.

Was most likely a response to the actions of the Equation Group.

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:36 PM
a reply to: DJW001

I'm saving up for a Russian bride. mmmmmhmmm!

posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 07:34 PM

originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: network dude
However, if we got busted doing the same s# to Russia do you think they'd be sitting on their hands and saying "Oh well! We had that one coming?"

Something to consider.

- CrowdStrike has a vested interest in keeping it's contracts (Big $)

I think this speaks to the vague report language and lack of solid attribution. I don't think it eliminates the possibility that they (DNC/Podesta) were hacked by Russia.

Another thing, my company also got a phone call telling us our network had been compromised. The call came from a well known Raytheon executive. What followed was a visit from the FBI wanting to stick a black box outside of our firewall. From what I was told, the US is monitoring foreign "Actors" traffic all the time. Because we were handling sensitive Govt information, we were a target. We already knew this as we saw it daily in the logs along with other physical activity around our facility. Didn't matter. All it took was modified code from another hack that slipped by AV checks (this was pre-sandbox tech), and ended up in a key players inbox. That person, after reading the very well crafted email, clicked the attachment and game on. This was the Chinese after information that could cost lives on the battlefield. The Feds knew and attribution was easy. But no sanctions on China!

My guess is the same type of thing resulted in the Feds calling the DNC. They were watching the whole time.

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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