Who Is Behind the Latest Cyber Attacks?

By Russ Winter of The New Nationalist

This is the link to Fortinet which tracks cyber-attacks globally. As has been widely publicized, there were large scale internet service disruptions on Friday. Even as of today (Sunday) this is active. The curious aspect of these attacks is that the majority involved senders and recipients within the US. When you look at Russia, activity is almost completely dormant. Much of Friday’s Internet trouble was caused by attacks launched against data centers in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Seattle.

Using Fortinet one could easily ascertain that the attack mother load was (and still is) McConnell AFB near Wichita, Kansas. Perhaps there is “something else” at this location, but for certain there is an entity called “the 184th Intelligence Wing”. This clip and article describes this National Guard unit’s mission as “super-secret analysis of videos and images, taken from surveillance planes.” Is this one of the places where the criminals make the decisions about showering terror down on Yemeni weddings? The article goes on to quote the chaplain.

“As a part of the “kill chain,” they do not pull the trigger, but provide vital information to those that do. “This is not X-Box and it’s not PlayStation, you know. This is real,” “There is death and destruction, but we do save lives.”

I can’t predict the future, but intuitively you may be able to verify this source and view it’s targets yourself as you read this article post-publication time, or if you hear of more successful disruptions. As you follow McConnell you will note that the severity is almost always listed as high. At press time there was lots of incoming and outgoing, as it looks like a gun battle at the OK Corral.

ce3beed3a0264eac927573dda0dfb038_xl

Additionally there are reports that the US military, DHS, and FEMA are gearing up for a huge, officially unannounced martial law drill set to start Oct. 30 and running through to 30 days after the election. A precaution in case there is a bad reaction to a close rigged election, or something more sinister? No idea, as I don’t get the memos, but none of this passes my smell test.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Who Is Behind the Latest Cyber Attacks?

  1. Hmmm…this is up my alley, tho’ I’m not much of a techie.

    Here’s Krebs on Security’s take on the attack: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hacked-cameras-dvrs-powered-todays-massive-internet-outage/ This guy has a lot of experience in the field, as a reporter. Based upon what he found, the attack was executed through a huge botnet that’s largely exploiting Internet-of-Things devices like IP cameras. (!)

    Turns out, there’s a nefarious cottage industry that sells – yes, sells – DDOS attack capability. Mr. Krebs found out about this, blew the whistle, and his own Website was taken down by a then-record DDOS attack: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/09/krebsonsecurity-hit-with-record-ddos/

    What’s interesting about this fellow is that he seems to disagree with the “it must be Russia” claim making the rounds. He seems to think it was orchestrated by one or more of those “DDoS-for-hire” services; at minimum, he doesn’t rule it out.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s