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US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, according to people briefed on the matter.

The Justice Department on Monday is expected to announce details of the operation led by the FBI with the cooperation of the Colonial Pipeline operator, the people briefed on the matter said.
The ransom recovery is a rare outcome for a company that has fallen victim to a debilitating cyberattack in the booming criminal business of ransomware.
Colonial Pipeline Co. CEO Joseph Blount told The Wall Street Journal In an interview published last month that the company complied with the $4.4 million ransom demand because officials didn't know the extent of the intrusion by hackers and how long it would take to restore operations.
But behind the scenes, the company had taken early steps to notify the FBI and followed instructions that helped investigators track the payment to a cryptocurrency wallet used by the hackers, believed to be based in Russia. US officials have linked the Colonial attack to a criminal hacking group known as Darkside that is said to share its malware tools with other criminal hackers.
A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/07/politics/colonial-pipeline-ransomware-recovered/index.html

LOL The Russian hackers must be so pissed off. Short article .... may have more added at a later time

Own the libtards!

Judge cites Barr's 'misleading' statements in ordering review of Mueller report redactions

Source: Washington Post

A federal judge in D.C. sharply criticized Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday for a “lack of candor,” questioning the truthfulness of the nation’s top law enforcement official in his handling of the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, overseeing a lawsuit brought by EPIC, a watchdog group, and BuzzFeed News, said he saw serious discrepancies between Barr’s public statements last year about Mueller’s findings and the public, partially redacted version of that report.

Because of those discrepancies, Walton ruled, the judge would review by himself an unredacted version of the Mueller report to see if the Justice Department’s redactions were appropriate.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/mueller-report-attorney-general-william-barr/2020/03/05/3fa7afce-5f2c-11ea-b29b-9db42f7803a7_story.html

More at link

Acosta is full of bullshit

He is putting up a defense of his work and calls sexual rapists and sexual abuse a very serious matter to prosecute. If that is true then why doesn't he quit or resign from working for a well known sexual predator otherwise known as MF45? Fuck him, he is full of shit!

A most excellent tweet from Stephen King!!!


West Hollywood City Council: Remove Trump's star from Walk of Fame

Source: CBS News

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night urging the removal of President Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports CBS Los Angeles. The resolution calls on the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove Mr. Trump's star "due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country."

Mr. Trump received the star in 2007 for his work producing the Miss America Pageant and before he starred in TV's "The Apprentice".

Since then, the street plaque has been vandalized several times and completely destroyed twice, most recently last month by a man with a pickax. Austin Clay, 24, was charged Monday with one felony count for allegedly vandalizing the star and faces up to three years in jail if convicted as charged.

Initiated by West Hollywood Mayor pro tempore John D'Amico and Councilmember Lindsey Horvath, the resolution cites several reasons for getting rid of the star, including Mr. Trump's views on climate change, his border family separation policy, treatment of transgender people and his handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/west-hollywood-city-council-remove-donald-trumps-star-from-hollywood-walk-of-fame/

Haha! Anderson Cooper messes with RWNJ Jim Jordan's head

CNN host Anderson Cooper put Ohio Representative Jim Jordan in the hot seat Monday night, grilling the conservative lawmaker on the topic of whether he'd ever heard President Donald Trump lie. After trying to deflect the question, Jordan eventually shook his head and said, "I have not."

"I've never heard the president... He's always been square with me, that's for darn sure," Jordan said when asked if he'd heard Trump make false claims. When Cooper pressed the lawmaker on whether Trump had said untrue things to the public, Jordan attempted to deflect the question, hesitating over his answer, and then said, "I don't know of it. Nothing comes to mind."

Cooper then brought up the widely circulated compendium of the president's lies, published by The Washington Post. Jordan said he had not seen the article.

The two had been involved in a discussion about Former FBI Director James Comey when the exchange took place, specifically referring to Comey's claim that Trump is a "serial liar" who is "morally unfit" to be president. Jordan didn't hesitate to call Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI, a liar.

A few more paragraphs plus short video at

Fuck Jim Jordan. He is one of the worst RWNJ and an extreme liar. I hope people of Ohio gets to vote the fuckhead out!

Tweet from Rachel Maddow! Wow! Obstruction of justice, including dangling pardons to grand jury!


The Orange Shitgibbon is screwed!

U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs Trump, Won't Hear Immigration Appeal

Source: Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018, 9:31 AM EST
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Trump administration appeal aimed at ending deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, steering clear for now of the debate over the fate of hundreds of thousands of people.

The justices turned away the administrations appeal of a ruling that has kept the Obama-era program in place. The rejection buys time for the so-called dreamers even as Congress has been unable to agree on legislation to give them permanent protection.


Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-26/u-s-supreme-court-rebuffs-trump-won-t-hear-immigration-appeal-je4bn951

Russia's evil deeds revealed in interview with Caroline Orr


This interview is really long and gives you a deep insight into what the hell happened. I learned so much and have a much better understanding of the story behind Trump's Russia conspiracy!

Clipped parts from the story....

Enter the robots

Orr: I stayed up oftentimes into the early morning hours, and started to notice at 2, 3 and 4 a.m., patterns of Twitter activity that were just weird.

I had a baseline understanding of what normal activity looked like, what automated or bot activity looks like, and what heavy traffic looks like. Hashtags appearing out of nowhere at three in the morning are not normal unless there’s breaking news.

The activity pattern was very abnormal. Beyond the time factor of being 3 a.m., these tweets were being pushed in waves. You’d see these big spikes in activity where a bunch of tweets will come out all at once and then it drops back off.

This pattern was not organic — it was not people sitting at their computers deciding all at once to tweet about media lies. A couple of the tweets were geo-tagged to Macedonia, which was known to host these fake news farms.

End of my clips......there is a lot more including stories of how Pizzagate happened and so much more. It is well worth your reading time.

Again here's the link straight to the story at National Observer.
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