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Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

The top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.

https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials

For years, U.S. election officials and voting machine vendors have insisted that critical election systems are never connected to the internet and therefore can’t be hacked.

But a group of election security experts have found what they believe to be nearly three dozen backend election systems in 10 states connected to the internet over the last year, including some in critical swing states. These include systems in nine Wisconsin counties, in four Michigan counties, and in seven Florida counties—all states that are perennial battlegrounds in presidential elections.

Some of the systems have been online for a year and possibly longer. Some of them disappeared from the internet after the researchers notified an information-sharing group for election officials last year. But at least 19 of the systems, including one in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, were still connected to the internet this week, the researchers told Motherboard.

The researchers and Motherboard have been able to verify that at least some of the systems in Wisconsin, Rhode Island, and Florida are in fact election systems. The rest are still unconfirmed, but the fact that some of them appeared to quickly drop offline after the researchers reported them suggests their findings are on the mark.

New term for Twitler's admin: #ShallowState

W T F? This was going to be a movie??? dear gawd!!

Movie execs reportedly pulled ads for a horror film where US elites hunt 'deplorables' for sport after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton
https://www.businessinsider.com/universal-pull-horror-film-ads-amid-shootings-report-2019-8

Movie executives have reportedly pulled ads for a new horror film about liberal elites hunting "deplorables" for sport, apparently in response to the two mass shootings that roiled the US over the weekend.

...

"The Hunt," due for release on September 27, focuses on a remote woodland mansion where US elites come in secret to hunt humans for sport.

In the movie, the victims of the hunting and kidnapping are described as "deplorables" — a label adopted by some supporters of President Donald Trump after Hillary Clinton used the term during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The plot revolves around a "deplorable" who turns the tables on the elites.

Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/08/microsoft-catches-russian-state-hackers-using-iot-devices-to-breach-networks/
Hackers working for the Russian government have been using printers, video decoders, and other so-called Internet-of-things devices as a beachhead to penetrate targeted computer networks, Microsoft officials warned on Monday.

“These devices became points of ingress from which the actor established a presence on the network and continued looking for further access,” officials with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center wrote in a post. “Once the actor had successfully established access to the network, a simple network scan to look for other insecure devices allowed them to discover and move across the network in search of higher-privileged accounts that would grant access to higher-value data

The officials continued:

After gaining access to each of the IoT devices, the actor ran tcpdump to sniff network traffic on local subnets. They were also seen enumerating administrative groups to attempt further exploitation. As the actor moved from one device to another, they would drop a simple shell script to establish persistence on the network which allowed extended access to continue hunting. Analysis of network traffic showed the devices were also communicating with an external command and control (C2) server.


Microsoft researchers discovered the attacks in April, when a voice-over-IP phone, an office printer, and a video decoder in multiple customer locations were communicating with servers belonging to “Strontium,” a Russian government hacking group better known as Fancy Bear or APT28. In two cases, the passwords for the devices were the easily guessable default ones they shipped with. In the third instance, the device was running an old firmware version with a known vulnerability. While Microsoft officials concluded that Strontium was behind the attacks, they said they weren’t able to determine what the group’s ultimate objectives were.

The story of McConnell/Carson/Gingrich campaigns and Russian servers? It's worse!

First there was this: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212350775

Now this:
https://twitter.com/visionsurreal/status/1158574600445411328
Devin Nunes' Mom's Son Devin
@visionsurreal
On 1/24/17, a citizen filed a complaint against Ben Carson's super PAC and its "National Digitial Director," Ron Robinson.

The citizen was under the impression they were donating to Ben Carson's campaign when, in fact, they weren't.

And... https://twitter.com/VickerySec/status/1158455886509035520


Thread:
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1158574600445411328.html
The super PAC went thru several name changes:

National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee -> The 2016 Committee -> Stars and Stripes Forever PAC

🔥The most explosive finding here is the last footnote here... that, by the time the citizen received an e-mail from the Carson PAC on 9/16/15, the PAC already reported 11,000 itemized donations!

This means Robinson had e-mails and personal info of up to at least 11,000 people!

Lastly, Ben Carson's "authorized committee," Carson America, used the PAC's "email list on a rental basis," which explains why they sent an email to the citizen on 11/16/15.

This proves Robinson's PAC collected info on its donors and rented their donor/email list out to Carson!

And, to drive it all home again, Ron Robinson worked with Yandex (Russia's "Google", cryptocurrency, and set up email servers for his clients to bypass @NSAGov and to be "subpoena resistant."

McConnell & Gingrich are also alleged clients of his!
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Chris Vickery

@VickerySec
Here it is.
This site is owned/run by a leading GOP digital operative. He runs systems on servers physically located in Russia, and advertised it.
Mitch McConnell is a client. Ben Carson is a client. Gingrich is a client. And many more.

Tell the world.@fbi @fbi @fbi
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Keep in mind:

Robinson had "over 100" GOP clients, so he would have data on more than 11,000 people.

Above is solid documentation filed w/ the FEC that would support 11,000 at a minimum... but this is only for Carson's PAC and only prior to Sep 2015.



https://twitter.com/brazencapital/status/1158449460126445568

Multiple GOP clients (McConnell, Carson, Gingrich) with sites on RUSSIAN servers

https://twitter.com/VickerySec/status/1158455886509035520


https://twitter.com/VickerySec/status/1158179361175953408


Putin's daughter, Trump Tower internet traffic, Spectrum Health, Betsy DeVos
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210915778


New Article about communications between Alfa Bank, Spectrum Health, The Trump Organization
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211254310

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029776059

DJIA -500. Dow opens with another triple-digit decline as China ratchets up trade tensions

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-opens-with-another-triple-digit-decline-as-china-ratchets-up-trade-tensions-2019-08-05?mod=bnbh

U.S. stocks opened deeply in the red on Monday after China allowed its currency to fall to a fresh low against the dollar, upping the ante in the ongoing trade war. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.92% opened at 26,189, 1.2%, or 384 points lower. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.97% opened at 2,895, down 37 points, or 1.2%. The Nasdaq COMP, -2.54% was off 179 points, 2.2%, at the start of trading, to 7,822. Global stocks suffered steep declines as well. In pre-market trading, shares of Cars.com lost more than one-third of their value after the company announced it had received no bids to sell itself.

#MoscowMitch fell at home. Fractured shoulder

https://twitter.com/evanmcmurry/status/1158104951224184832

Evan McMurry
@evanmcmurry
NEW: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recovering from a fractured shoulder after a fall at his home this morning, his communications director says. "He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville." (link: http://abcn.ws/2KrrgVk) abcn.ws/2KrrgVk



Edited to add:

WashPost commenter:

Spokesman for McConnell denied that he'd collapsed under the weight of his hypocrisy. "Actually, he tripped over a giant bag of NRA cash that had been left lying around," said the staffer. "Normally we keep it well out of sight, but someone just screwed up."

Finally got to share over a year of work with some of my family tonight...

So, a couple months ago I wrote this:

https://democraticunderground.com/10181222228

Tonight, as part of a preview for the project team and guests, I was able to share the journey and fun with my son and one of my daughters and my brother-in-law. Yeah it’s a bit of a pat-myself-on-the-back but this has been a dream to help bring a dream to life.

A few pics...

https://twitter.com/Scr0dman/status/1157863023505264640

El Paso. Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. Know his name.

https://twitter.com/_sjpeace_/status/1157744711500730369

StanceGrounded
@_SJPeace_
This is Glen Oakley.

He was in the Foot Locker when the El Paso shooting happened. When he ran to leave, he saw kids in the mall without their parents, scared and alone.

So he picked up as many as he could and carried them to safety

KNOW HIS NAME!



I think this is the guy who had a gun and who cops thought might be involved. Had a carry license
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