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DC police suffer massive info leak after ransomware attack

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posted on May, 13 2021 @ 05:51 PM
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So it seems the DC police department has now been hit in a ransomware attack by a supposed Russian gang called the Babuk group. Sensitive documents have been leaked onto the dark web. Some of those documents detail the investigations into the Capitol riots on Jan 6. More of the documents supposedly have details about an FBI source within one of the groups at the Capitol building.

www.aljazeera.com...


The police department in the United States capital has suffered a massive leak of internal information after refusing to meet the blackmail demands of a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate. Experts said it i the worst known ransomware attack ever to hit a US police department.

The gang, known as the Babuk group, released thousands of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department’s sensitive documents on the dark web Thursday.

A review by The Associated Press found hundreds of police officer disciplinary files and intelligence reports that include feeds from other agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service.

Brett Callow, a threat analyst and ransomware expert at the security firm Emsisoft, said the police leak ranks as “possibly the most significant ransomware incident to date” because of the risks it presents for officers and civilians.

Some of the documents included security information from other law enforcement agencies related to President Joe Biden’s inauguration, including a reference to a “source embedded” with a militia group.

One document detailed the steps the FBI has taken in its investigation of two pipe bombs left at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee before the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.

That includes “big data pulls” of cell towers, and plans to “analyze purchases” of Nike shoes worn by a person of interest, the document said.

The police department did not immediately respond to an AP request for comment, but has previously said some officers’ personal information was stolen.


Part of the negotiations between the police and the blackmailers.

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posted on May, 13 2021 @ 06:03 PM
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Somebody's trying their Damnedest to setup something.

Whatever it is😎

I wonder who benefits the most from all this BS ?



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Somebody's trying their Damnedest to setup something.

Whatever it is😎

I wonder who benefits the most from all this BS ?


Trotskyist Organizations like "Socialist Alternative". They'll use the data to socially and publicly attack the DC Police. Then the "SA" backed members of congress can insist upon a Nationalized Police Force so that these bullying attempts can be ignored.

Either that or a way of maintaining the National Guard in DC by insisting that the local police have been compromised due to the attacks which I am sure will come this summer.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Somebody's trying their Damnedest to setup something.

Whatever it is😎

I wonder who benefits the most from all this BS ?


Things have been getting hacked since forever, including police departments.

The only thing thats actually different: the news is now making it's way to people who are ignorant of the matter.

Why?



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 06:31 PM
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World war three? Israel with ground troops in Gaza...What better way out of an inflationary tailspin...when all else fail they take you too war...Gerald Celentea reply to: AScrubWhoDied



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
World war three? Israel with ground troops in Gaza...What better way out of an inflationary tailspin...when all else fail they take you too war...Gerald Celentea reply to: AScrubWhoDied



3 rockets launched at Israel out of Lebanon to boot!

There's a new Sheriff in town and his name is Joe Biden. lulz



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
World war three? Israel with ground troops in Gaza...What better way out of an inflationary tailspin...when all else fail they take you too war...Gerald Celentea reply to: AScrubWhoDied



3 rockets launched at Israel out of Lebanon to boot!

There's a new Sheriff in town and his name is Joe Biden. lulz



Here is Sheriff Joe Biden, a complete nitwit.....




posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:03 PM
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Interesting....Business is picking up. Middle East...where its all supposed to take off.../ a reply to: seeker1963



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: dug88

That negotiation is being performed by a third party group, most cyber insurance policies require it. They also stall for time to see if a recovery is possible and to try and negotiate down the ransom. Pretty interesting watching those guys work.

Edit: that is my opinion on it, I do not have first hand info of this breach.
edit on 5/13/21 by Hypntick because: additional into



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: AScrubWhoDied

So ransomware and how groups deployed it changed over the last few years. It's no longer about getting an amount to decrypt, they do extortion, exfiltrate the data and try and blackmail in order to get higher payments. They have websites that show the data they have and the orgs they have popped, security researchers watch those sites and report to news outlets.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 08:03 PM
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"Russian Gangsters" is that code?
Seems to be popping up a lot.
What country has been sold to us as our enemy my entire life?
Why hate Russia a lot of people like vodka?
Russia even when they were the USSR it was Russia, bad cause communists, now they are bad because they are not.
Even some kids in my dorm tower got in it with Russian Gangsters FBI was involved etc.
For once I would like to see a better excuse.

I hope all the misconduct is released, the back room deals, the disappearing cash from busts etc. I don't care if it's Russians who have it.
edit on 13-5-2021 by CrazyFox because: clarity


I would prefer to have all the good be released showing that we do not need to defund the Police just the ones who are not. Put the heroes in charge for a change instead of lackeys. Clean it up, if you think it's not bad go watch the citizen journalists on youtube you know the I know my rights activists who go around filming public property until someone confronts them and then they talk back backup arrives yadda yadda yawn who didn't watch the shield?
edit on 13-5-2021 by CrazyFox because: clarity



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Somebody's trying their Damnedest to setup something.

Whatever it is😎

I wonder who benefits the most from all this BS ?


... well, by deduction, one can assume those who extort the money.

... and in criminal cases before the courts that could be influenced by 3rd party information, honest law keepers would have to declare a mistrial and let the criminals go.

So, Sherlock, criminals, criminals benefit most from these specific criminal activities.


edit on 13/5/2021 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 08:38 PM
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"A little exposure now and then is relished by the wisest man."

-Willy Wonka, kinda..





posted on May, 13 2021 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Maybe they use the same firewall as my grandma?

Or maybe you understand what's happening and are to politically brainwashed to care.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 08:59 PM
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Velcum IP spoofing 🎃



(post by MykeNukem removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on May, 13 2021 @ 10:59 PM
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Those cons from India can disguise their voices to sound like anyone they want. Maybe they should just tell those telephone and internet scammers to go try to swindle someone else.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 11:15 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
World war three? Israel with ground troops in Gaza...What better way out of an inflationary tailspin...when all else fail they take you too war...Gerald Celentea reply to: AScrubWhoDied



3 rockets launched at Israel out of Lebanon to boot!

There's a new Sheriff in town and his name is Joe Biden. lulz


Sheriff is too feminist and anti-male. I prefer Heriff.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 11:17 PM
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originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: dug88

That negotiation is being performed by a third party group, most cyber insurance policies require it. They also stall for time to see if a recovery is possible and to try and negotiate down the ransom. Pretty interesting watching those guys work.

Edit: that is my opinion on it, I do not have first hand info of this breach.


It does appear that this country is falling apart more by the day. I wonder if Biden will reenact the draft.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 11:17 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018

originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
World war three? Israel with ground troops in Gaza...What better way out of an inflationary tailspin...when all else fail they take you too war...Gerald Celentea reply to: AScrubWhoDied



3 rockets launched at Israel out of Lebanon to boot!

There's a new Sheriff in town and his name is Joe Biden. lulz


Sheriff is too feminist and anti-male. I prefer Heriff.


What could be better than feminist and anti-male?

Nothing, that's what....




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