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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:40 PM

Dutch Institutions Under Multi-Pronged Cyberattacks

Though overshadowed by Hair on Fire articles—the truly big story over the weekend was the article on the Dutch infiltration of Cozy Bear hackers in 2015-2016, which included real time evidence of the hack’s ‘how-and-where,’ as well as visual confirmation of the hackers and handlers involved.

Pretty much blows the Trumpster’s denial of Russian interference into the 2016 elections into the Deep Blue Sea.

This morning, I read that several Dutch institutions were attacked, including large banks and their Department of Taxation. I originally read this on a tweet thread but then failed to find it mentioned anywhere else until digging around, finding a Politico & Reuter’s report.

You would think that after the Cozy Bear reveal that the ‘coincidence’ of a cyberattack on the Dutch would be vaguely newsworthy. Though the identity of the hackers are as yet unknown, the servers from which the attack came were inside Russia.

Just another strange coinky-dink, I’m sure.


https://www.politico.eu/article/dutch-tax-authority-banks-under-cyberattack/

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peggysue2 Jan 2018 OP
cilla4progress Jan 2018 #1
peggysue2 Jan 2018 #2
triron Jan 2018 #3
peggysue2 Jan 2018 #4
Leith Jan 2018 #5
peggysue2 Jan 2018 #6

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:42 PM

1. Listening to Terri Gross' interview on NPR's Fresh Air

of author of new book on Manafort...I think when the truth comes out we will learn of a multi-layer global crime syndicate that has been pulling the levers of rightwing / fascists around the world for 40 years or more.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:50 PM

2. Sadly . . .

the information that is dribbling out is . . .appalling. And yes, I think this goes well beyond the Trumpster and his vile minions (as bad as they are) into a truly global network of corruption and crime.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 06:57 PM

3. Please send this to rachel@msnbc.com

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Response to triron (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 07:08 PM

4. Will do!

Btw, I wasn't trying to avoid your query on the American response--the software update business--on the Cozy Bear infiltration termination. When I went back to search for the references, I could not find the actual citations. Drove me absolutely nuts.

I'm beginning to see the virtue of screen shots.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 07:57 PM

5. Who Didn't See That Coming

The cosy bear criminals are outraged that somebody done tricked the trickster. They are going to keep pounding at everything Dutch right down to uncles, apple pie, ovens, and Ed O'Neill movies.

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Response to Leith (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:23 PM

6. Agreed!

If this is, in fact, a Cozy Bear or related operation then retaliation would hardly be surprising.

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