Justice Department indicts seven Russian hackers for allegedly conducting malicious cyber operations against the United States and its allies.

By | 2018-10-04T10:39:49+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Oh, Pootie is not going to like this!

Courtesy of The Hill:

The Trump administration on Thursday indicted seven Russian intelligence officers on a slew of federal charges for allegedly conducting malicious cyber operations against the United States and its allies.

Officials with the Justice Department’s national security division and the FBI announced the charges Thursday morning, shortly after officials in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands revealed a secret joint intelligence mission that thwarted a Russian intelligence operation targeting a global chemical weapons watchdog at The Hague, called the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

U.S. officials allege that some of the Russians caught in the operation at The Hague participated in a global hacking campaign against individuals and organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. These include attacks on Olympic organizations, including the World Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, as well as attacks on a U.S. nuclear power company in Pennsylvania.

The Russian hackers allegedly targeted Westinghouse, which officials noted supplies nuclear power to Ukraine. Officials would not comment on the motivation of that attack, or whether it was successful.

The Russians, who work for the GRU, were charged with conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money, though since they live in Russia will mean relatively little to them. 

In fact, three of these assholes were already indicted by Robert Mueller back in July of this year. 

When I first read this I was all excited that the Trump Administration was actually going after Russians, but then I read a little further down in the article and it sounds like we really did not have much choice since the UK and the Netherlands were coming out publicly with their investigation. 

It’s kind of like the Trump Justice Department got a phone call from Britan saying “Look old chap we are about to nip a few of those pesky Kremlin cyber dicks, would you like it if we put your name on the card?”

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4 Comments

  1. RT October 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-official-linked-to-natalia-veselnitskaya-the-trump-tower-lawyer-is-dead?ref=home

    “Media reports in Russia say he died Wednesday night when his helicopter crashed into a forest during an unauthorized flight in the Kostroma region, northeast of Moscow.

    Karapetyan, 58, was intimately familiar with some of the most notorious operations carried out under the orders of Vladimir Putin. He worked closely with Veselnitskaya as well as running some of Moscow’s most high-profile efforts to thwart international investigations into Russia’s alleged crimes.

    It was Karapetyan who signed a letter from the Russian government refusing to help the U.S. in a civil case it was pursuing linked to the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who was trying to expose a $230 million fraud in Russia.”

    Remember him?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Schultz

  2. Anonymous October 4, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Too late.

    Greg Miller’s book exposes how Mitch McConnell protected the Russian hacking during the 2016 election by threatening to claim it was a partisan attack by CIA Director John Brennan.

  3. Russia is GUILTY October 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Central Bank was started by Woodrow Wilson in 1913. It was for Russia to send money to. Then the debacle of dramas. Now that it is discovered they didn’t die!
    Hands to face! See my surprise? Eye roll.

  4. NYNY October 5, 2018 at 8:18 am

    OT/
    The attorney general’s lawsuit asks the court to dissolve the foundation and prohibit Donald Trump and his children from serving on the boards of other charities in the state of New York.

    The court filing further said:

    “For more than a decade, the Foundation operated in persistent violation of state and federal law governing charities. The Board abdicated its fiduciary duties entirely, leaving the Foundation to operate without any oversight, and permitted Mr. Trump to use the Foundation’s assets to satisfy his and his for-profit companies’ legal obligations, to promote Trump hotels, to purchase personal items, and, in 2016 – at the direction of Mr. Trump and his presidential campaign- to promote Mr. Trump’s candidacy for political office.”

    The court filing claimed that the Trumps knew that their actions were illegal, but did them anyway, saying:

    “Mr. Trump was aware of the limitations on political activity by not-for-profits: he signed documents under the penalty of perjury attesting that Foundation assets would not be used for the benefit of any Foundation officer or director or for political purposes, and he even campaigned for the repeal of one prohibition on using charitable assets to intervene in a political campaign.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/05/new-york-sues-trump-foundation-for-persistent-illegality.html

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